Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, dies at 76
The brother of Bob Einstein says the comedy veteran known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'' and "Curb Your Enthusiasm'' has died. He was 76.
Einstein's younger brother, filmmaker and actor Albert Brooks, posted a tweet Wednesday in which he said Einstein "will be missed forever.''
Brooks called Einstein a great brother, father and husband as well as a "brilliantly funny man.''
Details of Einstein's death were not immediately available.
Einstein created and played the spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, who appeared on comedy-variety shows and specials, including the Canadian sketch comedy series Bizarre, which ran on the CTV network from 1980 to 1986 and was hosted by veteran comic John Byner.
Einstein played Marty Funkhouser on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm.''
He won an Emmy for writing on the 1960s series "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,'' on which he also played opposite Tom and Dick Smothers.