Gottlieb, Lou

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Gottlieb, Lou Gender: M
Louis Jacob Gottlieb
born on 10 October 1923 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°09' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°38 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°25'

Lou Gottlieb (At centre, with The Limeliters, 1963)
photo: Jac. de Nijs / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American bassist and comic spokesman for folk music trio The Limeliters. The group's biggest hit was "A Dollar Down" in 1961, but it was well known for its 15 albums and its concerts during the 1960s.

Gottlieb held a Ph.D. in musicology and was considered one of the so-called "new comedy" performers, a new generation of unabashed intellectuals that also included Mort Sahl, Nichols and May, and Lenny Bruce.

Gottlieb's trademark on stage was a burlesquing of the university pedant, the sort of teacher who knocks himself out over the jokes in Chaucer while his class has nothing on its collective mind earlier than last night's date. "Many of the things I have been enthusiastic about," said Gottlieb, "mean absolutely nothing to most people."

Gottlieb performed in the 1968 movie I Love You, Alice B. Toklas with Peter Sellers, and in Blume in Love with George Segal in 1973.

In 1995, Gottlieb received the World Folk Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Gottlieb died after a short illness on 11 July 1996 in Sebastopol, California, at the age of 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Yarbrough, Glenn (born 12 January 1930). Notes: Members of The Limeliters


  • Work : Great Achievement 1958 (PhD in musicology)
  • Work : Prize 1995 (World Folk Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in musicology)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Limeliters)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bass)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Concert reviewer)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award