Happy Birthday: Gabe Kaplan

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Gabe Kaplan.jpgGabe Kaplan

Born: March 31, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

His experiences as a student in an under-achieving class (like the Sweathogs) in the early 1960s was the basis for Welcome Back, Kotter (1975).

Was a broadcaster for the only outdoor World Series of Poker along with Phil Hellmuth in 1997 on ESPN. The event took place outside of Binion’s in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.

Working with the original creator of Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) to create a new movie musical. [1998]

 

 

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