Illustrious and Most Worshipful Brother Terry W. Posey, 33°, shares the following memory of Brother Crosby, whose brief Masonic biography appears below:
“ On October 15, 2010, I presented Comedian Norm Crosby, 33°, with the Rufus Putnam Award in the auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center. The highest award of the Grand Lodge of Ohio was given for Brother Crosby’s lifetime of charitable works for the hearing impaired. “
From the website of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction:
Ill. Norm Crosby, 33°, Grand Cross, is a Boston-born American comedian known for his use of malapropisms and often called The Master of Malaprop. He has been a Freemason since 1956, receiving the Grand Cross from the Supreme Council in October 1997. He is a member of Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520 in Los Angeles, California.
Bro. Crosby went solo as a standup comedian in the 1950s and adopted a friendly, blue collar, guy-next-door attitude. He refined his standup monologues by throwing in malapropisms. In 1968, he co-starred on “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show,” and from 1978 to 1981, Crosby hosted the nationally syndicated series, “The Comedy Shop,” aka “Norm Crosby’s Comedy Shop.” In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became a spokesman for Anheuser-Busch Natural Light Beer. Since 1983 Norm Crosby has co-hosted and contributed to the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Some links for your enjoyment:
Some of Bro. Crosby’s best known lines – https://www.azquotes.com/author/3436-Norm_Crosby
Norm Crosby appearing on the Dean Martin show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnX-EPaAIdU