Saturday, February 20, 2010

Smothers brother files for bankruptcy

Funny how well this renowned anti-capitalist knows how to game the system.
Dick Smothers may be renowned for his humor, but there is nothing funny about his current financial situation.

The 71-year-old comedic actor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Tampa earlier this month, listing $2 million in assets and $2.8 million in debts on homes he and his ex-wife, Denby Smothers, own on Bird Key and Golden Gate Point.

Smothers is the younger brother in a two-man comedy team. The brothers hosted the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS in the 1960s, and still perform together in concert halls across the country.

Dick Smothers could not be reached for comment. His bankruptcy attorney, John Cole, said he is on the road.

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