Why 2016 was the year of Einstein

From Pokémon to paintings, the beloved genius' influence could be found everywhere.

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Actor Duffy Hudson transforms himself into the beloved scientist in a one-man show. Actor Duffy Hudson transforms himself into the beloved scientist in a one-man show. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

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Einstein became a one-man show

Duffy Hudson, a 50-year-old theater actor from Los Angeles, has created a cottage industry putting on a one-man show about Einstein for schools all across the country. "I don't think Einstein really let his ego take over," Hudson told us. "He was genuinely all about the work. And, of course he didn't live in a time of Facebook, either. So our opinion of him didn't get clouded. And he gave us such a gift." Duffy, who was voted best one-man show by the L.A. Daily News, also impersonates the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Houdini and George Burns.

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