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Can You Hear The Laughter: The Freddie Prinze Story

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Can You Hear The Laughter: The Freddie Prinze Story (1979)

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The fastest rising comic in America until his star burned out and came crashing down.

What do you do when the laughter stops?

This relates the true account of the young Latino comedian who quickly found fame but could not quite pull his life together, and who died a tragic death in 1977.

The career of comedian Freddie Prinze, who committed suicide in January 1977 at the age of 22, is the subject of this film, with two of the students on "The White Shadow," Ira Angustain (in his one starring role to date) and Kevin Hooks (son of actor Robert Hooks), as Prinze and his best friend, Nat Blake.

Airdate: September 11, 1979 on CBS


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