Abe Vigoda is dead, but the bull market for fixed income is not

“Tom, can you get me off the hook, for old time’s sake?”—Sal Tessio

Abe Vigoda was a beloved American actor who played a key role (Sal Tessio) in one of the greatest films in American movie making, “The Godfather.” After “The Godfather” in the early 1970s, Mr. Vigoda played the role of Detective Fish on the very popular TV series “Barney Miller.” Abe was so good that he even got his own spinoff show, “Fish.” Abe, in large part because his role as Detective Fish required him to look old and tired, caused many of the viewing public to think he was in his 70s, as opposed to his late 50s! In 1982, People magazine incorrectly reported that Abe had died. His many fans (and for you youngsters out there, he did have many fans!) mourned, but because they thought he was in his late 70s, they were not shocked by the news. Additionally, since this was before the age of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle, the word did not get out right away that Abe was actually very much alive. According to the New York Times:

Mr. Vigoda responded by placing an ad in Variety with a photo showing him sitting up in a coffin and holding a copy of the offending issue of the magazine.

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