LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charlie Callas, a versatile comedian and sidekick whose zany faces and antics made him a regular for more than four decades on television, in films and on casino stages, has died in Las Vegas. He was 83.
A son, Mark Callas, tells The Associated Press that Callas died Thursday in a hospice.READ MORE: Grandmother, 4 Children Shot And Killed In Lancaster Home; Father Germarcus David Arrested
Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy says the death was from natural causes.
Callas toured with Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, and had a screen part with Jerry Lewis in “The Big Mouth” in 1967.READ MORE: Container Fees Delayed Another Week With Cargo Movement Improving At Ports Of LA, Long Beach
His facial expressions and rapid-fire comedy also made Callas a favorite on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
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