Carl “Oldie” Olsen

A very old, bearded man who appeared on  the late night talk show LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN/NBC/1993-2009. Oldie’s character was so frail looking that almost anything he did was funny to watch.

He appeared in over 100 comedy spots playing such roles as a high school street tough, a rock singer, a vampire, and the world’s oldest baseball player.

William Preston who played Oldie was an established stage and film actor. He died in 1998.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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