Bill Dana as Jose Jimenez

  • by Bill Dana
  • 0 hrs and 47 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

José Jiménez has often been described as an ethnic character. But José is the quintessential "little man". Featured in the movie The Right Stuff, and starring at President John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball, Bill Dana's José is a most memorable, classic, and original character. Tracks:
1. José the Astronaut
2. Submarine Commander
3. Coast Guard
4. CIA
5. The Sailor
6. The Infantryman
7. Mail Call
8. My Phony Valentine
9. Broadway Writer
10. TV Engineer
11. Piano Tuner
12. Bullfighter
13. Latin Lover
14. The Surfer
15. The Cheerleader
16. Make Nice

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Audible Editor Reviews

"My name - Jose Jimenez." For more than a decade, fans of The Steve Allen Show and other variety programs enjoyed Bill Dana's performance as the slightly befuddled but always amusing Hispanic American Jose Jimenez. This collection includes many of Jimenez's most memorable appearances, as solider, sailor, surfer, spy, submarine commander, and most famously, astronaut. (Dana was made an honorary Mercury astronaut for this role.) His comedic timing, word play, and ever-present faux-confusion make the routines great, even if poking fun at a none-too-bright Hispanic person now seems a little offensive.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2008
  • Publisher: Laugh.com