Comedians in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964-12-22 Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.

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1980-06-09 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 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

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1996-05-07 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence

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2013-04-14 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

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2014-12-02 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 2015-02-10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year
  • 2015-08-06 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time
  • 2015-09-08 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 646

  • 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)
  • 1874-11-12 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • 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], comedian (Ed Wynn Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1887-03-22 Chico Marx, [Leonard Martin], comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1887-11-28 Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
  • 1888-11-23 Harpo Marx, [Adolph] actor/comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888-12-06 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
  • 1889-04-16 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • 1889-07-16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette BĂ©liveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1890-01-10 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)

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1890-10-02 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1891-02-22 "Chico" Marx, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1891-03-05 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1891-10-22 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1892-01-31 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 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, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-10-20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1894-05-29 Beatrice Lillie, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1894-05-31 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1895-03-17 Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
  • 1895-04-08 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in New York City (d. 1974)
  • 1895-05-14 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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], actor/comedian (Oh God), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896-08-24 Phil Baker, comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1896-10-01 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • 1896-11-06 Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)

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1897-06-19 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1897-11-02 Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
  • 1898-04-11 Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
  • 1899-01-25 Goodman Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1899-02-02 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1899-08-19 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • 1901-02-25 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1902-07-26 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 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, comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-10-17 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903-10-22 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 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, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1906-01-12 Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
  • 1906-01-19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)

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1906-03-06 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), born in London, England
  • 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 comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • 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, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-07-12 Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1911-01-06 Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-03-14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-04-24 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-05-11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912-01-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-05-11 Foster Brooks, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-09-17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
  • 1912-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913-01-18 Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-03-29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-06-17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1915-09-15 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1934-01-30 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1936-09-28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-04 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-06-16 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-12-24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-10-03 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

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 Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 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)

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1954-09-14 Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-01-25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-12-02 Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-04-16 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-02-20 Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-04-28 Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-11-20 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

1987-06-25 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-04-30 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 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)

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-04-04 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1992-04-05 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-08-16 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo

HeartWedding of Interest

1993-12-26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1994-10-29 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-01-07 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • 1996-05-26 "Seinfield" actor-comedian Wayne Knight (41) weds makeup artist Paula Sutor (44) in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-12-25 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2000-08-12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-02-10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 2001-02-18 Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-05-22 Actor and comedian Kevin Hart (23) weds Torrei Hart

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-02-26 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2005-09-24 "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-10-07 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 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
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-01 Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-03-15 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher
  • 2010-05-16 British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London

HeartWedding of Interest

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 Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 2011-02-25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-10-02 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 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
  • 2012-10-12 Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (50) weds fitness model Audrey Murdick (32) at the Sunstone Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-09-01 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 2013-12-31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-07-05 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
  • 2015-01-17 Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham
  • 2015-08-23 Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (46) weds model Megan Wollover (28) in NYC
  • 2015-10-24 Comedian Tig Notaro (44) weds girlfriend Stephanie Allynne in Pass Christian, Mississippi

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1988-12-06 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2002-10-15 Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage

  • 2008-03-21 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
  • 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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-11-13 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 233

  • 1909-05-20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
  • 1915-08-26 John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
  • 1922-03-04 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • 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 (Jerome Lester Horwitz), American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-08-07 Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-03-03 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 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
  • 1974-11-30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79
  • 1974-12-26 Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80

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1975-05-04 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 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

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1977-08-19 Groucho Marx, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx

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1977-12-25 Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 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

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1980-07-24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 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 Goodman Ace, American 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