Howard was billed as "the
world's strongest ant."
Actually, Howard the Ant didn't
physically exist. To give the impression that there
really was an ant on stage, Ernie Kovacs would bend down to
talk to a tabletop where Howard supposedly sat.
Ernie's wife, Edie Adam's supplied the teeny,
tiny voice of Howard.
Howard became very popular and received
lots of tiny gifts from his fans, including false
teeth, paint brushes, playing cards, space
suits, tuxedoes, cars, champagne, gymnasium
equipment, a stagecoach, a locomotive, a yacht
and even a mink-lined swimming pool.
An amorous fan sent Howard a female
ant named Henrietta, who came complete with
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