Show Business: Adventures of the Fat Man

Time was, not so long ago, when to be fat, balding, unmarried and in your late 30s was to be scorned by strangers, pitied by the family and ridiculed by friends of friends. Not any more. Not, that is, if you are James Coco, a fat, balding, bachelor of 39 who opened to rave notices last week as Barney Cashman in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Neil Simon's latest smash.

He bounces around onstage as a middle-aged New Yorker containing a wastrel screaming to be let out. Mostly he resembles an overweight wrestling...

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