|Appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" 18 times|
|Frequently guest hosted NBC's "The Tonight Show"|
|Acted in the film "The Grasshopper" along with Jacqeline Bissett, Jim Brown and Joseph Cotten|
|Played Larry Corbett on the sitcom "The Joey Bishop Show"|
|Entered the US Army and entertained at USO clubs|
|At the age of 13, moved with family to St Louis, MO (date approximate)|
|Starred in the Woody Allen film "Broadway Danny Rose"|
|Appeared in the ABC comedy TV-movie "Call Her Mom" starring Connie Stevens|
|Grew up on Manhattan's Upper East Side|
|Appeared in the Cinemax comedy special "But Seriously Folks" along with Shecky Greene and Jan Murray|
|Worked as a stand-in for Freddy Roman's "Catskills on Broadway" and starred in the Atlantic City production|
|Played Las Vegas, Miami and Atlantic City venues with performers including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minnelli and, more recently, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme|
By the early 60s, Monica became a popular figure in the nightclubs of Las Vegas and Atlantic City where he opened for some of the top acts of his day. His frequent stints with Frank Sinatra made him a virtual member of the Rat Pack, an alliance that won him the role of Larry Corbett, the manager and friend of Joey Bishop for two seasons of "The Joey Bishop Show" (NBC, then CBS) after two other sidekicks were fired from the program. In addition, Monica racked up 18 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS) and was a frequent guest host on NBC's "The Tonight Show". Later in his career, now known as a old-fashioned nightclub comedian, Monica portrayed himself in the 1984 Woody Allen film "Broadway Danny Rose" and appeared in a 1986 Cinemax special "But Seriously Folks", starring fellow old-school funnymen Jan Murray and Shecky Greene. His other screen appearances include a turn in the 1970 Vegas-set melodrama "The Grasshopper" with Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown and Joseph Cotten and he also acted in the 1972 ABC TV-movie "Call Her Mom", starring Connie Stevens. In the mid-80s, Monica moved to Miami, continuing to tour with singers, most frequently with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. A true veteran comedian, he was adept at reading an audience and tailoring his jokes to suit them.
|Nanette D'Aquila||Daughter||mother, Helen Stover; survived him|
|Lenny Geiger||Brother||survived him|
|George Monica||Son||from his first marriage; survived him|
|Tony Monica||Son||mother, Helen Stover; survived him|
|Elena Monica||Daughter||mother, Helen Stover; survived him|
|Julie Monica||Daughter||mother, Helen Stover; survived him|
|Corbett Monica||Son||mother, Helen Stover; survived him|
|Barbara Ortwein||Companion||survived him|
|Helen Stover||Wife||second wife; married in 1954; divorced c. 1974; mother of Monica's five younger children|
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