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CELEBRITY BILLIARDS (Television Series) (1967)



Synopsis

Pool hustler and self-proclaimed “greatest pool shooter of all time,” Rudolf Walter Wanderone, Jr., became known by many monikers, including “Triple Smart,” “Double Smart Fats,” “Bank Shot Bandit,” “One Pocket Maestro,” and “Sultan of Stroke.”  He became famous around the world as “Minnesota Fats,” a name he purloined after a character in the 1959 Walter Tevis novel, “The Hustler.” The film version was a critical and financial success, with Jackie Gleason giving a memorable performance as the quasi-fictional Minnesota Fats. 

 

The charismatic, colorful, Minnesota Fats boasted he was “the greatest pool shooter of all time,” and, no doubt, he was not only an excellent player, but equal parts publicist, entertainer, and huckster! Here is your chance to see “Mr. Fats” in top form…having a great time playing with his quick witted show business pals --  

 

Each star goes two matches with Minnesota Fats, and a virtuoso trick shot display by Fats.

Cast

Don Adams 
Allen and Rossi 
Steve Allen 
Morey Amsterdam 
Frankie Avalon 
Kaye Ballard 
Milton Berle 
Keefe Brasselle 
George Burns 
Red Buttons 
Godfrey Cambridge 
Wilt Chamberlain 
Jack Carter 
Sid Cesar 
Bill Cosby 
Phyllis Diller 
Nanette Fabaray 
Zsa Zsa Gabor 
James Garner 
Buddy Hackett 
Groucho Marx 
Robert Morse 
Jan Murray 
Louis Nye 
Donald O'Connor 
Carl Reiner 
Mickey Rooney 
Smothers Brothers 
Barry Sullivan 

Available

  Available on DVD  

Technical

Television Episode
Sports
1967
USA
28:00 each minutes
Color
1.33:1

Production

Almaro Productions
Medallion TV Enterprises
Allan B. David



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