Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962)

  Ernie Kovacs was the first great genius of television.  In his short career, he wrote, performed, hosted, directed and/or guested in at least 47 different television shows (thousands of individual shows).  He also acted in a dozen movies; had a newspaper column & radio show; created hundreds of show-business illustrations; wrote several books (including the novel, Zoomar); wrote for MAD magazine; and had several acting & writing projects in the works at the time of his death.