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Scott Schwartz
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Torchy's Guest this week is Scott Schwartz. You may remember him from The Toy with Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason. But if that doesn't ring a bell, I'm sure you remember him from the classic movie A Christmas Story. He was Ralphie's friend who got his tongue stuck to the flagpole on a triple dog dare!

Scott will share his memories of working on those wonderful films, and will talk about how tough his life became after the cameras stopped rolling.
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Baby Boomers Talk Radio: Scott Schwartz
Scott talks about his roles in a Christmas Story and the Toy, his life out of the spotlight and his work with A Minor Consideration, which is an advocacy group that provides guidance and support for young performers.
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A Minor Consideration
A Minor Consideration is a non-profit foundation created to provide guidance and support for young performers, past, present and future. With an emphasis on education as well as advocacy for legislation designed to ensure that young performers actually receive the monies they earn, AMC is on-call to assist parents and their professional children on a no-cost basis.

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Scott Schwartz
Schwartz co-starred opposite Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in 1982's The Toy directed by Richard Donner. In 1982, Schwartz filmed Kidco directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. In 1983, he featured in the Christmas film A Christmas Story as Flick, who got his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. In 1985, Schwartz co-starred with Liza Minnelli, Corey Haim and Jeffrey DeMunn in the television film A Time to Live.

Schwartz attended high school in 1982/3 and 1985/6 at Bridgewater Raritan HS West in Bridgewater, NJ, with future professional basketball player Eric Murdock. He moved on to attend the Professional Children's School from 1983 to 1985.

Since 1987, he has managed a sports and movie memorabilia collectibles store, Baseball Cards - Movie Collectibles Etc. with his father Dan Schwartz in Westlake Village, California. Schwartz' father was Elvis Presley's US Army company clerk in Germany from 1958-1960

Since 2006, Schwartz has pursued his acting career, and helped create a line of celebrity-based trading cards for Donruss Trading cards, now known as Panini called "Americana". He has also obtained celebrity autographs for companies such as: Upper Deck, Razor, Leaf & In The Game.[citation needed] In 2008, Schwartz began writing for the sports card magazine Beckett, and was featured on the cover of the September 2008 issue of Sports Card Monthly alongside Darren McFadden and Josh Hamilton.

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