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Re: Found phrase: richer than Davy Crockett

Posted by Adrian on October 17, 2002

In Reply to: Found phrase: richer than Davy Crockett posted by ESC on October 16, 2002

: RICHER THAN DAVY CROCKETT - " 'I am richer than Davy Crockett,' says (Harry) Anderson, 50. 'I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.'" People magazine, Where Are They Now? October 21, 2002.

: Anyone heard this phrase?

I doubt it. Davy Crocket (or is it Crockett?) was a frontiersman, not particularly associated with having a load of money. Perhaps he really meant 'as rich as Creosus'-who was a rich King.