Impressionist Fred Travalena, a regular in Vegas showrooms and on late-night talk shows with his takes on presidents, crooners and screen stars, has died, his publicist said Monday. He was 66.
Travalena died Sunday at his home in the Encino area after a recurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which had first surfaced in 2002, publicist Roger Neal said. There was also a message on his website.
Travalena was known for the sheer volume of celebrities he imitated, leading to the nicknames "The Man of a Thousand Voices" and "Mr. Everybody."
Finally, he gained headliner status in 2001 at the Stardust Resort and Casino, and joked that he was "an overnight sensation after 30 years in the business."
A 1987 TV special, "The Many Faces of Fred Travalena," was nominated for an ACE award for best cable comedy special.