|"Act Name" by: Retired Geezer |
@ 11:50:56 pm on April 2 2008
| I 'think' it was David and Goliath. I'm not really sure but that seems right. They were one of the first 'Strong men adagio' acts I ever saw.|
I was a stagehand in Vegas for 30 years.
|"Name This Act" by: Steve Notario |
@ 01:53:18 pm on January 8 2009
| It is "David & Goliath" They were a living statue act. I worked with this act in 1979 in Lake Tahoe, in a show titled "Bedazzled" produced by Fredric Apcar. I dont remember their real names. Both have passed away, sad ending to the act. David passed of cancer, and Goliath took his own life at the loss of his partner and friend. |
|"David & goliath" by: Irwin Dubner |
@ 10:41:13 am on May 1 2011
| I grew up with my friends in Coney Island.|
David was Fred Randal & Goliath was Jerry Howard (originally Jerry Ornstein) they were born in 1932 & would have been 79.
|"David and Goliath" by: Alan Smith |
@ 01:24:20 am on June 29 2012
| I just watched an episode of the Dean Martin Variety Show from 1965 with a performance by these guys. Amazing! |
|"'David and Goliath'" by: Sue |
@ 09:05:50 pm on February 1 2013
| I met Jerry Howard while spending a month in Miami Beach in 1975. A friend and I met his daughter Jeanne, and he was a very generous dad figure to us all, taking us out to eat, to the movies and showing us around south Florida as we were from NY. Very sorry to hear he has passed. |
|"Music" by: Shannon |
@ 09:27:25 am on June 25 2013
| They had a very distinctive theme music. Does anyone know what it was called? |
|"Re: Music" by: Steve |
@ 11:01:13 pm on November 14 2013
| My Uncle Jerry started the routine with the music from "2001 Space Odyssey" and then inspirational music from the movie "The Ten Commandments" |
|"David and Goliath" by: Carol |
@ 11:11:31 am on November 16 2013
| Jerry (Goliath) was my Uncle. He and Freddy were pioneers of |
acrobatic entertainment. They both studied Ballet to perfect the smooth movement of their act. He is missed by his family.
|"Name" by: Ralph Loveday |
@ 04:26:36 pm on November 21 2013
| You are correct! It's David and Goliath. There was a spin-off act that worked for Frederic Apcar called The Goldmen at Harrah's Tahoe (BeDazzle) |
|"Vegas act" by: Lou |
@ 01:51:51 pm on February 8 2014
| I think they went under the name "Samson & Goliath ". |
|"David & Goliath" by: Javier |
@ 09:51:19 pm on February 25 2014
| Ok, can anyone (Steve or Carol) give any info on where exactly we can see any video or promo pictures of the actual act? I remember seeing them on tv in the 60's. I have been looking EVERYWHERE on the web, and cannot find a thing. I DID find an image of them on the beach from an old physique mag. |
|"to Javier Re: David & Goliath" by: Pamela |
@ 05:24:33 pm on June 13 2014
| I have the Dean's Ultimate Collection, The Dean Martin Variety Show. Uncut Disc 1 Original Air Date March 3, 1966 Starring Sid Caesar, Abbe Lane, George Gobel, Marguerite Piazza, Ken Lane, Strongman act David & Goliath. They do the whole act as in Las Vegas. I saw them many times back in those days. My episode guide says show #0025 |
|"David & Goliath" by: Louis |
@ 03:24:11 am on October 23 2014
| The entire 1966 Dean Martin Show is on You Tube. |
|"David & Goliath" by: Cliff G. |
@ 03:37:55 pm on June 30 2015
| I worked out at their gym on Lincoln Rd in Miami Beach in the 1960's. Jerry Howard aka (Horowitz) ran his gym. It was on the 2nd floor in a L.Rd. studio. Every time someone dropped a weight the guy that had a shop downstairs would get pissed! I remember all Jerry's plaques & trophy's on the right hand wall as you walked up stairs to the gym. |
|"I knew him !!" by: Hiram |
@ 12:12:29 am on September 24 2015
| When I was 15, I belonged to the gym he managed on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. He was very nice to me and I took phone messages for him when he was out.|
His gal Sunny was a real traffic stopper I had a purple crush on 😻 He appeared on the Merv Griffin show with "David" ; both of them painted white like marble statues.
They used the theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey AKA Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Jerry made the best smoothies around. I sometimes worked out with Marti Wolfson who is now a great philanthropist in Miami. When the owner came down from NY one day, she would not honor my paid membership. Jerry was gone. I was heart broken because so much philosophy was discussed there and I learned so much as well as getting in great shape. I blimped out after that 😁
It is so nice to run into this web site and his picture..
He was the most handsome man I have ever seen; like a lion he was. I miss those days and him so much.
|"Cliff" by: Hiram Again |
@ 12:34:53 am on September 24 2015
| Hey Cliff !!|
I guess it was LINCOLN Road , yeah; down the street from Wolfies' . I wonder if I would recognize you from a photo. I spent every weekday there, after school. Do you know what ever happened to Sunny ? I remember the CAMERA SHOP , of all things, downstairs and how the 50 lb plates destroyed their shelves when someone named Dynabol tossed it across the room and onto the floor. Is that gym still there? Wolfie's isn't 😪