April 26, 2023

The Great Imposter

The Great Imposter

This is an episode of Cog Dis in a trenchcoat

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Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. (1921[1] – June 7, 1982) was an American impostor.

He was the subject of a movie: The Great Impostor, in which he was played by Tony Curtis.

Demara's impersonations included a naval surgeon,[2] a civil engineer, a sheriff's deputy, an assistant prison warden, a doctor of applied psychology, a hospital orderly, a lawyer, a child-care expert, a Benedictine monk, a Trappist monk, an editor, a cancer researcher, and a teacher. One teaching job led to six months in prison.

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