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I am saddened by the news of Greedy Smith passing away suddenly last night. I am giving away my age, but I was a big fan of Mental as Anything since high school days and saw them live a number of times when I was at uni when they came down to Melbourne. RIP.
 

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I am saddened by the news of Greedy Smith passing away suddenly last night. I am giving away my age, but I was a big fan of Mental as Anything since high school days and saw them live a number of times when I was at uni when they came down to Melbourne. RIP.
I saw them live a few times in the early 80's, when the Melbourne Pub music circuit was at its best. Always a fun act to go and see. I love how Greedy got his nickname, too. He turned up to rehearsal with a bucket of KFC, and the boys all thought "here we go!", only to be told "back off! It's mine!".
 

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Easily among my 3 favourite Simpsons guest stars, joining Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz. Very surprised by the lack of voice acting spots in both film and television that he has received throughout his career.

His brother, the recently deceased Bob Einstein is best known for his appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and the Sonny and Cher comedy hour as well creating and staring as Super Dave on the Super Dave Osborne Show. He also appeared on Episode 123 of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast.

Their father Harry Einstein was a comedian (also known as Parkyakarkus) who tragically died on stage after completing his monologue at the roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the 23rd of November 1958 at the age of 54. The remaining comics were reluctant to go on while he was being attended to backstage, until Tony Martin was asked to sing in which he performed the song “There’s no tomorrow”. Mentioned in greater detail on Episode 275 of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast with Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns.
 
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