Today in Comedian History

Comedy Topics: Cartoonist - Humorist - Ventriloquist

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 6

1894-01-07 - Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
1964-12-22 - Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.
1980-06-09 - Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
1992-01-18 - Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
1994-05-06 - Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
1996-05-07 - Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 640

1863-09-21 - John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
1864-02-07 - Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
1867-01-01 - Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
1867-08-11 - Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
1870-08-04 - Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
1876-02-24 - Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
1880-05-16 - Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
1886-11-09 - Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)
1887-03-22 - Chico Marx, [Leonard Martin], NYC, comedian (Marx Brothers)
1887-11-28 - Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
1888-11-23 - Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)
1888-12-06 - Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
1889-04-16 - Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, London UK, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush)
1889-07-16 - Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
1889-10-28 - Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
1890-01-10 - Douglas MacLean, Phila, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up)
1890-06-16 - Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx (1890-10-02) 1890-10-02 - Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYC, comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life)
1891-02-22 - "Chico" Marx, NYC, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers)
1891-03-05 - Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)
1891-10-22 - Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d.1988)
1892-01-31 - Eddie Cantor, NYC, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
1892-07-28 - Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1892-10-23 - Gummo [Milton] Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers) (d. 1977)
1892-11-06 - John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen, Wabash Ind, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)
1893-02-10 - Jimmy Durante, NYC, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash)
1893-10-20 - Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
1894-05-29 - Beatrice Lillie, Toronto, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days)
1894-05-31 - Fred Allen, Cambridge Massachusetts, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)
1895-03-17 - Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
1895-05-14 - Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)
1895-10-02 - Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
1895-10-10 - Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
1896-01-20 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
1896-08-24 - Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
1896-10-01 - Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
1896-11-06 - Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)
Comedian Moe HowardComedian Moe Howard (1897-06-19) 1897-06-19 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)
1897-11-02 - Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
1898-04-11 - Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
1899-01-25 - Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces)
1899-02-02 - Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
1899-08-19 - Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
1901-02-25 - [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, NYC, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1901-09-12 - Ben Blue, Montreal, Quebec, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show)
1902-07-26 - Gracie Allen, SF California, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen)
1902-09-03 - Mantan Moreland, Monroe LA, comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth)
1902-10-05 - Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
1903-03-04 - Harold Berens, comedian
1903-05-08 - Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
1903-07-14 - Ken Murray, NYC, comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show)
1903-10-17 - Jerry Colona, Boston Mass, comedian (Jerry Colona Show)
1904-04-18 - Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
1905-03-15 - Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
1905-05-31 - Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
1905-12-28 - Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1906-01-12 - Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
1906-01-19 - Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
Comedian and Actor Lou CostelloComedian and Actor Lou Costello (1906-03-06) 1906-03-06 - Lou Costello, Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)
1906-03-16 - Henny Youngman, London England, comedian (Take my wife please)
1906-04-16 - Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
1907-05-28 - Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
1907-08-12 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1908-02-02 - Cal Tinney, Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
1908-07-12 - Milton Berle, Harlem NYC, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
1908-11-29 - N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
1908-12-14 - Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
1909-01-03 - Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
1909-07-12 - Joey Faye, NYC, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies)
1909-07-12 - Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
1911-01-06 - Joey Adams, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911-03-14 - Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], NYC, comedian (Village Barn)
1911-04-24 - Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly)
1911-05-11 - Doodles Weaver, Los Angeles California, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
1912-01-29 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
1912-05-11 - Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
1912-05-11 - Phil Silvers, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)
1912-09-17 - Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
1912-12-14 - Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1913-01-18 - Danny Kaye, Brooklyn New York, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1913-03-29 - Phil Foster, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley)
1913-05-01 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1913-06-25 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
1913-07-18 - Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
1913-11-10 - Arthur Mullard, comedian
1913-12-28 - Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1914-01-06 - Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
1914-02-19 - Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
1914-04-01 - Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
1914-04-26 - Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914-07-29 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
1914-11-17 - Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
1915-03-15 - Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
1915-03-31 - Henry Morgan, NYC, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena)
1915-06-17 - Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
1915-06-25 - Peter Lind Hayes, SF California, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
1915-09-15 - Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
1915-09-19 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
1916-02-20 - Jackie Gleason, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916-05-14 - Del Moore, American comedian (d. 1970)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 61 of 61

Comedian and Actor Lou CostelloComedian and Actor Lou Costello (1934-01-30) 1934-01-30 - Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler
1936-09-28 - "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)
1939-11-04 - Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky
1943-06-16 - Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)
1943-12-24 - Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)
1944-10-03 - Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer
1945-07-21 - Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx (1945-07-21) 1949-10-01 - Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
1952-02-14 - Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
1954-07-17 - Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)
1954-09-14 - Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry
1964-01-25 - Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
1965-10-07 - Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan
1965-12-02 - Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)
Actor, Comedian John CleeseActor, Comedian John Cleese (1968-02-20) 1968-02-20 - Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth
1984-09-14 - Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France
1985-09-18 - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
1986-11-20 - Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)
1987-06-25 - Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)
1991-07-08 - "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
1991-08-14 - Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
Comedian Sam KinisonComedian Sam Kinison (1992-04-04) 1992-04-04 - Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas
1992-04-05 - Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
1992-08-16 - Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas
1993-12-26 - Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
1994-10-29 - Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas
1995-01-07 - Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia
1996-05-26 - "Seinfield" actor-comedian Wayne Knight (41) weds makeup artist Paula Sutor (44) in Pacific Palisades, California
Comedian Martin LawrenceComedian Martin Lawrence (1995-01-07) 1996-09-23 - Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu
1996-10-19 - "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1996-11-23 - Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
1997-08-02 - "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu
1998-05-02 - Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles
1999-12-25 - Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)
Comedian Jerry SeinfeldComedian Jerry Seinfeld (1999-12-25) 2000-08-12 - "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)
2001-02-10 - Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski
2001-02-18 - Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood
2001-07-07 - "Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu
2002-06-29 - Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills
2004-02-26 - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California
2005-09-24 - "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
Comedienne Rosie O'DonnellComedienne Rosie O'Donnell (2004-02-26) 2006-03-14 - Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
2006-05-20 - Comedian-actress Mo'Nique (38) weds actor Sidney Hicks in an idyllic island ceremony
2006-10-07 - Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado
2006-12-29 - Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
2007-02-17 - Japanese actress Noria Fujiwara weds comedian Tomonori at Jinnai Ikuta Shrine in Kobe, Japan
2007-07-28 - Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home
2008-06-28 - "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
Actor Tim AllenActor Tim Allen (2006-10-07) 2008-09-13 - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" comedian actress Susie Essman (53) weds real-estate broker Jim Harder (51) at the Friars Club in Manhattan
2009-08-01 - "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine
2009-08-01 - Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas
2010-03-15 - Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France
2010-05-16 - British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London
2010-10-23 - Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India
Pop Star Katy PerryPop Star Katy Perry (2010-10-23) 2011-02-25 - Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
2011-10-02 - Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California
2011-10-22 - Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California
2011-11-11 - Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
2012-06-09 - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York
2012-08-11 - "The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada
Comedian/Actor Robin WilliamsComedian/Actor Robin Williams (2011-10-22) 2012-10-12 - Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (50) weds fitness model Audrey Murdick (32) at the Sunstone Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 7 of 7

1997-06-25 - "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
Actress Drew BarrymoreActress Drew Barrymore (2002-10-15) 2002-10-15 - Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage
2008-08-19 - Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage
2008-10-10 - Actor and comedian Chris Kattan (37) divorces model Sunshine Tutt (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 months of marriage
2011-02-10 - Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
2012-04-25 - Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage
Comedian Russell BrandComedian Russell Brand (2012-07-16) 2012-07-16 - Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 220

1909-05-20 - Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
1915-08-26 - John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
1928-10-08 - Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
1933-08-03 - Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
1935-03-06 - Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)
1941-01-10 - Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
1942-05-10 - Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
1946-12-25 - W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
1949-04-18 - Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
1950-03-06 - Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
1951-05-05 - Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
1952-01-18 - Curly Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1903)
1955-02-27 - Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
1956-03-17 - Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
1957-08-07 - Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65
Comedian and Actor Lou CostelloComedian and Actor Lou Costello (1959-03-03) 1959-03-03 - Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1959-05-16 - Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69
1960-09-06 - Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
1961-03-06 - George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
1961-10-11 - Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
1962-01-12 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
1962-01-13 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
1962-02-28 - Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1962-07-24 - Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
1962-10-27 - Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
1963-01-26 - John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1964-08-28 - Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1964-09-28 - Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
1964-10-10 - Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
1965-01-03 - Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
1965-02-23 - Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
1965-05-22 - Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
1966-06-19 - Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
1966-08-03 - Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
1966-09-07 - Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
1967-02-26 - Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
1967-04-15 - Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
1967-07-09 - Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
1970-06-04 - Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
1970-07-07 - Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
1970-08-30 - Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916)
1971-02-26 - Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
1971-11-16 - Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90
1972-05-24 - Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
1973-05-10 - Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian, dies at 62
1973-07-06 - Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80
1973-09-28 - Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
1973-11-10 - Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
1973-11-11 - Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
1974-04-24 - Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
1974-09-23 - Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
1974-11-11 - Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
1974-12-26 - Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
Comedian Moe HowardComedian Moe Howard (1975-05-04) 1975-05-04 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77
1975-09-28 - Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
1976-03-13 - Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
1976-04-26 - Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
1977-01-29 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
1977-02-28 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
1977-08-19 - Groucho Marx, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin (1977-12-25) 1977-12-25 - Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88
1979-01-24 - Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
1980-01-29 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1980-06-28 - Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
1980-07-15 - Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
1980-09-20 - Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
1980-11-22 - Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
1981-10-05 - Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
1981-10-15 - Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
1981-12-13 - Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
1982-01-10 - Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
1982-01-30 - Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
1982-03-05 - John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
1982-03-24 - Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
1982-08-13 - Joe E Ross, comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 77
1982-11-16 - Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82
1982-12-02 - Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
1983-01-13 - Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
1983-01-17 - Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
1984-03-05 - Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
1984-04-15 - Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
1984-05-16 - Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
1984-05-28 - Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
1984-07-14 - Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
1985-07-08 - Phil Foster, comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
1985-08-10 - Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
1985-11-26 - Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
1986-02-12 - Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
1986-03-31 - Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
1986-06-20 - Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
1986-07-15 - Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
1987-03-03 - Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
1987-04-17 - Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
1987-06-24 - Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
1987-08-04 - Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56
1987-08-29 - Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
1988-03-01 - Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
1988-03-05 - Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
1988-05-22 - Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
1988-12-10 - Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS


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