Charlie Callas, a versatile comedian whose zany faces and antics made him a regular for more than four decades on television, in films and on casino stages, has died in Las Vegas. He was 83.
Mr. Callas was a regular on "The Andy Williams Show" and "The ABC Comedy Hour." Before being permanently banned from "The Tonight Show" for making a comedic blunder (shoving Johnny Carson on-air), Callas had appeared on the show 50 times. He also toured with Frank Sinatra and was famous for using self-produced sound effects, such as stuttering, phone ringing and whistling, along with many facial expressions.