|born on||23 August 1932 at 04:55 (= 04:55 AM )|
|Place||Buffalo, New York, 42n53, 78w53|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||29°59' 19°46 Asc. 10°53'|
American comedian, Washington DC's resident political satirist. With a low-key personality, Russell's humor may be pungent and erudite but it lacks the stinger of cruelty. Basically kind and disciplined, he is easy going about both his own importance and that of his political targets.
Russell played piano-bar and did comedy routines at cocktail lounges in the mid-'50s, adding political parody in 1959, soon moving into TV monologues. He hit a low point 1970-72 where he was lethargic. Though energized by Watergate, he slumped into a full depression with his 1975 divorce and was hospitalized for two weeks with a nervous breakdown.
He is the author of "Presenting Mark Russell," 1980.
- Work : New Job 1959 (Political parodies)
- Work : Lose social status 1970 (Low point in career, two years)
- Relationship : Divorce dates 1975
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 ("Presenting Mark Russell")
Contemporary American Horoscopes
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Due to divorce)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Hospitalized)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Comedian)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer