Impersonator Rich Little loves doing his John Wayne improv

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  • In "Little by Little: People I've Known and Been," legendary impersonator and comedian Rich Little looks back on the myriad of celebs he's known -- and impersonated. The Canadian-born comic is a classic movie buff fond of doing Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne but he's also includes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood among his repertoire. Little, 78, spoke to FOX411 about his new book and some of his favorite stars.

    FOX411: What was Hollywood like politically in the 70s?

    Little: Back in the 70s everyone was Republican. John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, they were all conservative back then. I don't know when it turned around. Back then Hollywood was conservative. It's the opposite now. I'm a Canadian. I don't know whether I'm a Republican or Democrat. I vote for the person more than the party and I think most people do too.

    FOX411: Who else were your favorites to impersonate?

    Little: Well, I liked Jack Benny, George Burns, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby. They were all favorites of mine as a kid growing up. I never dreamed I would eventually get to know them and work with them. Don Rickles, I think he was the funniest man that ever lived. He was so quick and fast. He's still good but he's slowing down as we all do as we get older.


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