Oh, wait. He actually is dead.
The amazing Lord Buckley in a 1949(!) TV appearance, chanelling his Inner Satchmo.
Buckley, in case you're unfamiliar with him, was a huge influence on the Beat Boom of the 60s on both sides of the pond; the Yardbirds named a song -- "The Nazz are Blue" -- after his hilarious hepster reworking of the Christmas story, and it was of course no accident that a certain band from Philadelphia featuring the young Todd Rundgren did something similar.