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The plane crash resulted in 72 deaths, including Colbert's father and two brothers. On September 11, 1974, Colbert's father and two brothers nearest in age, Paul and Peter, were passengers on a plane making a short flight from Charleston to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Oct 28, 2020
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What happened to Stephen Colbert's right ear?
When he was younger, he had hoped to study marine biology, but surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum caused him inner ear damage severe enough to preclude a career involving scuba diving, and leaving him deaf in his right ear.
Who is Stephen Colbert father?
James William Colbert, Jr.
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Why is Stephen Colbert's ear deformed?
Bending an ear He's been deaf in that one since he was a child, when surgery meant to fix a perforated eardrum caused damage to his inner ear. "I had this weird tumour as a kid," Colbert told The New Yorker in 2005, "and they scooped it out with a melon baller."
How did Stephen Colbert's brother Bill die?
Stephen Colbert's father and two brothers died in a plane crash on September 11, 1974. Doesn't ring a bell? It's not an incident. The television show host has refused to discuss this deeply private matter for decades.
Jan 29, 2020 · “I lost my father and two of my brothers when I was a boy to a plane crash that was also in heavy fog,” Colbert said. He recounted that his ...
Stephen Colbert's father and two brothers died in a plane crash on September 11, 1974. Doesn't ring a bell? It's not an incident. The television show host ...
Aug 18, 2015 · His father and his brothers 18-year-old Peter and 15-year-old Paul (the two closest to him in age), were on Eastern Airlines Flight 212, which ...
On September 11, 1974, when Colbert was ten years old, his father and his two brothers nearest in age, Peter and Paul, died in the crash of Eastern Air ... Early life · Television career · Politics · Other work
Jan 29, 2020 · Colbert gets personal and draws parallels with NBA star's death and plane crash that killed his father and two brothers in 1974.
Feb 13, 2020 · At age 10, Colbert's life was turned upside down when his father and two of his brothers, Peter and Paul, died in the airplane crash of Eastern ...
Aug 16, 2019 · "My dad died when I was ten, and my brother when I was 21. She was the last of my immediate family, the last person who knew me from the ...
Aug 16, 2019 · Colbert, who was the youngest of 11 children, tragically lost his father and brothers in a plane crash at the age of 10. On the subject of ...
When Stephen was only 10 years old, his father, James, and two older siblings, Paul (18) and Peter (15), died when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in North ...