Q I'd like some info on one of my favorite comedians from the "old days," Jackie Vernon.
—L.G. Hermes, Hot Springs, Ark.
Vernon, a stand-up comedian whose low-key, self-deprecating humor earned him the nickname "The King of Deadpan," died in 1987 after suffering a heart attack. He was 63. He's also remembered as the voice of Frosty the Snowman in the perennially popular animated Christmastime TV special, which began airing in 1969.