In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the greatest political impressionist in the world was David Frye. The comic died Saturday in Las Vegas at the age of 77 of heart disease, reports the AP.
Frye appeared on numerous television shows, bringing his interpretations of Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, George Wallace and other major politicians into sharp focus. Frye also did many of the celebrities of the time, including William F. Buckley and Truman Capote, as well as Walter Cronkite, Kirk Douglas and Howard Cosell.
Frye was at his height during the Nixon years, when he recorded albums dedicated to "Tricky Dicky."