Greatest Entertainer

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Greatest Entertainer#0
Posted: 7/1/04 at 5:58am
Who do you think was or is the greatest entertainer to have been?
Please make your choice!
Personnaly i think it is Elvis Presley, opened the doorway for everyone after him and like John Lennon said
'Before Elvis there was nothing'.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#1
Posted: 7/1/04 at 8:03am
After reading your last few posts, I'm guessing you're an Elvis fan.
Am I right?
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re: Greatest Entertainer#2
Posted: 7/1/04 at 8:17am
I personally think Louis Armstrong was an amazing entertainer.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#3
Posted: 7/1/04 at 8:21am
In 1999, Time Magazine chose the "Greatest Entertainer of the Century". The finalists were Charlie Chaplin, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis - all performers who excelled in more than one medium (music AND movies, for example).

They chose Sinatra as the winner.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#4
Posted: 7/1/04 at 8:59am
that was wrong the of course elvis has achived alot more than frank sinatra
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re: Greatest Entertainer#5
Posted: 7/1/04 at 9:00am
huge fan and only 18.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#6
Posted: 7/1/04 at 9:07am
I love Sinatra too, but I don't feel like he should have been voted entertainer of the century. He is not terribly musically talented, and he wasn't an amazing actor in my opinion. I have only seen two or three of his movies so I could be wrong.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#7
Posted: 7/1/04 at 9:35am
It was Elvis.

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re: Greatest Entertainer#8
Posted: 7/1/04 at 9:39am
I'd have to vote for Judy Garland from the options given here so far. She was a consumate performer on all levels, a triple threat, and had the best acting chops of anyone of her generation. Watch A Star is Born if you doubt me. There are scenes in that film wherein she will feel her heart-wrenching grief so clearly, you will be amazed.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#9
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:09am
Absolutely undoubtedly unquestionably Judy Garland.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#10
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:15am
In 2004, I would have to go with Bette Midler. re: Greatest Entertainer
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re: Greatest Entertainer#11
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:16am
Bette Midler???? I love her -but have you SEEN her version of Gypsy? she chews the scenery worse than Tim Nolan did as Sweeney this season ...OY....
"I don't really get the ending,all i can go with is when after several months,Judith saw Pat sang,and later she kissed him on the toilet,after that the story back to where Pat went down from the stage after he'd sung,and he went to the italian lady.I just don't get it,what Judith exatcly meant when he kissed Pat that she had seen,and did Pat end up together with The Italian Lady?Please help me,thank u very much!" Quote from someone on IMDB in reference to a movie he/she didn't understand. Such grammar!
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re: Greatest Entertainer#12
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:19am
I was leaning more torwards her concert performance.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#13
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:26am
OH - I thought this thread was talking about "all around best" entertainers - which to me meant triple threats - maybe I misunderstood. But I still wouln't rank Bette up there - she's amazing but not the best (in my opinion)
"I don't really get the ending,all i can go with is when after several months,Judith saw Pat sang,and later she kissed him on the toilet,after that the story back to where Pat went down from the stage after he'd sung,and he went to the italian lady.I just don't get it,what Judith exatcly meant when he kissed Pat that she had seen,and did Pat end up together with The Italian Lady?Please help me,thank u very much!" Quote from someone on IMDB in reference to a movie he/she didn't understand. Such grammar!
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re: Greatest Entertainer#14
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:29am
Sorry if it is...I agree she is not the best, but she is my favorite.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#15
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:36am
It's also best ENTERTAINER, not best singer or best actor or best dancer.

There's this thing called charisma ...
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re: Greatest Entertainer#16
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:40am
Which you sometimes do not seem to have...
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re: Greatest Entertainer#17
Posted: 7/1/04 at 10:42am
Madonna.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#18
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:01am
Madonna is a good performer - but she does NOT have charisma.
"I don't really get the ending,all i can go with is when after several months,Judith saw Pat sang,and later she kissed him on the toilet,after that the story back to where Pat went down from the stage after he'd sung,and he went to the italian lady.I just don't get it,what Judith exatcly meant when he kissed Pat that she had seen,and did Pat end up together with The Italian Lady?Please help me,thank u very much!" Quote from someone on IMDB in reference to a movie he/she didn't understand. Such grammar!
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re: Greatest Entertainer#19
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:21am
Madonna - Judy Garland *weighing* - boy that's a TOUGH one
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re: Greatest Entertainer#20
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:29am
Madonna's middle name is Charisma!!!

No, wait it's Louise. No, Veronica. Wait, no it's Esther. Or is it Madge? Mo, maybe? Hmm...
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re: Greatest Entertainer#21
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:41am
She may not have charisma, but she's got a bigger d*ck than all of us put together.

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re: Greatest Entertainer#22
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:43am
Of all the folks in that list, yeah, it would have to be Garland. Career spanning decades: MGM icon, major concert performer, TV shows, radio shows. Worked with everyone in the business from Fanny Brice to Sophie Tucker to Jimmy Stewart to Gene Kelly to Fred Astaire to George Cukor to Barbra Streisand to Tony Bennett to ... well, the list goes on and on. Film Classics? Puhleez -- OZ, ST. LOUIS, STAR/BORN, NUREMBERG. Carnegie Hall. Even at the end of her life, when she had no money, going down for the count, she was still one of the biggest stars in the world. And now, more than 30 years after her death, she's still being discussed, written about, "documentaried", etc.

Yeah, have to be Garland.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#23
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:47am
I would have to go with that woman who dresses up like Marilyn Monroe and stands in front of Planet Hollywood.

Either her or the Naked Cowboy.
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re: Greatest Entertainer#24
Posted: 7/1/04 at 11:58am
Everyone knows it is Mindy Cohn.
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