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Super Dave Osborne actor Bob Einstein dead at 76

Chris Pastrick
| Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:30 a.m
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Bob Einstein’s Super Dave Osborne was a daredevil whose stunts always ended quite badly.

Emmy-winning actor, comedian and writer Bob Einstein, creator of the bumbling stunt man Super Dave Osborne, died today at age 76.

Deadline was the first to report the news on Einstein’s death in Indian Wells, Calif. The outlet reported that Einstein had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Einstein also played recurring character Marty Funkhouser on more than 24 episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the hit HBO comedy with Larry David. He also played Larry Middleman on “Arrested Development.”

The Super Dave character appeared on “Bizarre” from 1980-85, as well as on Showtime’s “Super Dave” from 1987-91. Super Dave, who would always appear in a red-white-and-blue jumpsuit, was a daredevil whose stunts would go horribly wrong, leading to him being hit by a wrecking ball or crushed in car compactor.

Einstein, born in 1942, served as a writer on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” and “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” in the 1960s and ’70s.


Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at 724-226-4697, cpastrick@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CPastrickTrib.


Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, cpastrick@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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