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Skip E. Lowe dies at 85; talk show host inspired Jiminy Glick

Skip E. Lowe dies at 85; talk show host inspired Jiminy Glick

Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a weekly celebrity talk show in Los Angeles for more than 35 years, persuaded several well-known personalities to appear on the TV program, usually in the twilight of their careers.

But the ever-ebullient, sometimes befuddled Lowe — who was the inspiration for the Martin Short comic character Jiminy Glick — was never paid for doing the interview show. It was on public access cable TV and available to a limited audience.

Still, Lowe, who long struggled to find his niche in show business, did the bare-bones program week after week. "He was on television," his friend and publicist Alan Eichler said, "and he never gave up...

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