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"Lewis Grizzard" reads a classic AJC column about UGA football

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. as Lewis Grizzard. Photo: Jennifer Brett

With UGA football season in full swing and his 70th birthday approaching, beloved Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard was kind enough to read from one of his classic columns.

Actually, seeing how Lewis is in heaven with his dog Catfish and all, his earthly stand-in,  Bill Oberst Jr., filled the bill. 

Oberst has been portraying Grizzard for the past decade, with the blessing of Grizzard's widow Dedra.

"His writing still brings tears to my eyes," Mrs. Grizzard told us.

Here's "Lewis" at the Strand Theatre in Marietta, reading from a column that will warm every heart in the Bulldog Nation.  To see Oberst live in character, information on his upcoming appearances can be found here. 




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