OH GOD (1977) *** John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Paul Sorvino,
Bellamy, Barnard Hughes, Dina Shore. Larry Gelbart's clever screenplay
makes this sacrilegious comedy come to life as The Almighty (personified
Burns, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, who replaced his lifelong
friend Jack Benny who was originally cast and died; Burns revived his show
biz career for the next 20 years) makes His presence known to LA produce
manager Denver (in a natural film debut) to spread His word with nothing
skepticism and disbelief encountered. Very witty and sharply deployed by
director Carl Reiner (who cameos on Shore's talk show)..
Oh, God 1977
My grandparents knew Annie Martell in St. Peter, MN and once had to
take her to the hospital. She and John were very nice, gracious, kind
people. John also visited them in Mesa, AZ and sang songs for their
friends (retirees) at their trailer court pool hall. I remember getting
an autographed picture, wish I could find it.
John was very underrated as an actor. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR LIVES
BETTER! R.I.P. We all miss your smile and warmth. If you ever look up
John Denver on Youtube, be sure to look for his appearances on The
Tonight Show. One of these shows he explains about him and Annie on
their honeymoon, and having to wake up my grandparents in the middle of
the night. John was funny, and maybe you remember that the City of
Baltimore LOVED the song Thank God I'm a Country Boy, and made him sing
it at the All-Star game there one year..