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September 10, 1993 - Image 134

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-09-10

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Very Healthful, Happy and Prosperous
New Year

Kenny Kramer in his New York apartment.

Kooky Kramer
Wins The Battle

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n the case of "Kramer vs.
Kramer," the comical
"custody" battle about
who has the last laugh
over the kooky "Seinfeld"
character has been won by
one funny New Yorker.
But then, there was no real
contest. The TV Kramer
can't compete with the add-
ed dimension of reality. "I
am Kramer," says a smiling
Kenny Kramer in his mid-
Manhattan apartment
overlooking the best that
neurotic New York has to
offer.
Will the real Kramer
please stand up? Both have.
Kenny Kramer, 50, inspira-
tion for the zany "Seinfeld"
character, did years of stand-
up comedy, opening for a
number of rock acts during
the '70s such as Three Dog
Night, Kiss and Ike and
Tina Turner.
Michael Richards, who
plays Kramer on the sitcom,
has done his own comic
turns as a star of TV's
"Fridays" and other variety
shows.
The two Kramers are
separate but equal:
Separated by 3,000 miles
—"Seinfeld" is filmed on the
West Coast — the actor and

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Kenny Kramer have never
met. But the character and
his real-life New York
mirror image share enthusi-
ams for golf, an occasional
cigar ("I have been known to
smoke a good Cuban," kib-
bitzes Kenny Kramer) and a
passion for peeping at their
neighbors.
Peeping need not be
prurient, says the real
Kramer, binoculars at the
ready. Whereas TV's
Kramer keeps an eye out for
the occasional naked
neighbor, Kenny Kramer
watches out for what
happens across the street,
where a studio is used for
taping MTV events.
"I'm into people," he says._
People seem to be into him.
Friendly and funny, Kramer
keeps up friendships from
years ago, including a
notable one made in '77.
"We were the closest of
friends," says Kramer of
Larry David, who co-created
"Seinfeld" while living just
across the hall from Kenny
and who is the real-life
source of the series' jittery
George, played by Jason
Alexander.
Comics Kramer and David
struck up the friendship
when Kenny was producing
a comedy show for his
apartment complex and ask-
ed his neighbor to star in it.

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