Richard Remick Smothers
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Richard Remick Smothers is an American actor, comedian, and composer best known as one half of The Smothers Brothers musical comedy duo alongside his brother Tom. He currently boasts a net worth of approximately $1 Million.
Early Life and Education
Richard Remick Smothers was born on Governor’s Island, New York City to West Point graduate parents who both died on the Bataan Death March during World War II. Richard and Tom began playing together from an early age before later moving to California where they attended Verdugo Hills and Redondo Union High Schools as well as running track for San Jose State University’s track team.
Dick and Tom made their first public performance as The Smothers Brothers at San Francisco’s Purple Onion in February 1959, quickly becoming an immensely popular nightclub act and recording several top-selling albums.
As their musical and comedy became increasingly political, they encountered difficulties with network censors and engaged in frequent disputes with CBS that eventually forced their show off the air by 1969.
Richard Remick Smothers (nicknamed Dick) is one half of musical comedy duo Smothers Brothers alongside his brother Tom. Additionally he is an accomplished actor, singer and composer.
The two first appeared on television in 1965 and have gone on to host their own shows: the Smothers Brothers Show and Comedy Hour. Since then they have performed extensively throughout arts centers and with orchestras.
Tom and Dick have also appeared in several motion pictures, most notably as Ted E. Bear and Mr. Beeman in DePatie-Freleng’s animated Christmas film Precious Moments: Timmy’s Special Delivery.
Tom and Dick Remick own and manage their grandfather Ed Remick’s winery in Kenwood, California formerly known as Smothers Brothers His Winery but now known as Remick Ridge Vineyards for a more professional appearance.
Achievement and Honors
Tom and Dick have received many honors, such as receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, being included in the USA Comedy Arts Festival Hall of Fame, and receiving Honorary Doctorate degrees from their alma maters.
Their show was often controversial, featuring musicians such as Pete Seeger (blacklisted for his anti-war songs and political views) who came onto the program, and often expressed their own opinions on matters such as the Vietnam War – often leading to clashes with CBS which heavily censored it; eventually leading to its cancellation by 1969.
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Dick is best-known as one half of musical comedy duo The Smothers Brothers with his brother Tom. Their television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, became one of the most controversial American shows during the Vietnam War era due to their tendency for using material which critiqued mainstream politics while supporting counterculture ideals – leading them to be fired by CBS in 1969.
He was raised in Southern California and attended Verdugo Hills High School before later attending San Jose State College (now San Jose State University), competing on its track team under Lloyd “Bud” Winter as a distance runner coached by him. Thomas Smothers died as a prisoner of war on April 4, 1945. Ruth Remick Smothers gave birth to him before her passing in April 1945 as well. He attended San Jose State College which then called itself San Jose State University as a distance runner coach, competing under Lloyd “Bud” Winter as his coach coached track team distance runners under Lloyd “Bud” Winter’s guidance as coach on its track team as coached distance runners coached by Lloyd “Bud” Winter’s direction as coach of distance runners team coach Lloyd Winter (known also by nickname) Winter).
Dick Smothers amassed much of his net worth through his success as part of musical comedy duo Smothers Brothers with older brother Tom, as well as appearances on various television programs and in motion pictures.
He grew up in New York City with his mother Ruth (nee Remick) and father Thomas B. Smothers, an Army officer who died as a prisoner of war during World War II. After graduating Verdugo Hills High School he went on to San Jose State College (now San Jose State University), competing in long-distance running under Lloyd “Bud” Winter on their track team.
Smothers has long been an advocate of liberal political and social causes. He made headlines as an actor portraying a dishonest Nevada senator in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film Casino, based on real events.