Comedians in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 647

  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 2002)
  • 1917-01-08 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-03-06 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1917-05-21 Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
  • 1917-10-04 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918-02-04 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England

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1918-04-16 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, Bombay, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1918-07-23 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1919-01-23 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1919-02-05 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-03-02 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • 1919-05-09 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • 1919-05-20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-09-24 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-02-05 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1920-10-13 Nipsey Russell, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1921-01-28 Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1921-03-19 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-09-20 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian

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1921-11-22 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield

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1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1922-01-26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1922-01-30 Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner
  • 1922-03-20 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1922-03-23 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian/actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-07-02 Dan Rowan, Beggs Oklahoma, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in)
  • 1922-09-08 Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows)
  • 1922-12-09 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1923-01-08 Larry Storch, American comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-03-26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-31 Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • 1924-06-08 George Kirby, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
  • 1924-10-05 Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1925-09-08 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1925-09-28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian/actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • 1925-10-13 Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity
  • 1925-10-23 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • 1925-11-11 Jonathan Winters, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925-11-11 June Whitfield, British comedian
  • 1925-11-27 Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
  • 1926-01-08 Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
  • 1926-02-03 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1926-03-16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian and host of the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, born in Newark, New Jersey

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • 1926-06-11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • 1926-06-13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1926-09-28 Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
  • 1927-01-15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-04-26 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1927-05-04 Terry (Owen John) Scott, Watford UK, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films)
  • 1927-05-11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec

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1927-06-08 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • 1927-07-06 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • 1927-08-30 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1927-09-15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-11-08 Ken Dodd, English comedian
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928-04-04 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)
  • 1928-05-23 Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
  • 1928-06-01 Bob Monkhouse, Kent England, comedian (Bonkers)
  • 1928-07-22 Orson Bean, actor/comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1929-01-20 Arte Johnson, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929-03-29 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian
  • 1929-06-23 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1929-09-05 Bob Newhart, Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)
  • 1929-09-20 Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
  • 1929-09-25 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • 1930-03-12 Scoey Mitchill, Newburgh NY, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda)
  • 1930-04-10 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
  • 1930-04-10 Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • 1930-06-30 Doyle Holly, comedian/country performer (Buckaroos)
  • 1930-12-04 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1930-12-09 Buck Henry, American screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-02-02 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1931-06-09 Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
  • 1931-08-13 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • 1931-12-23 Ronnie Schell, Richmond Cal, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
  • 1932-01-30 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • 1932-05-19 Claude Blanchard, Quebec comedian and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1932-09-24 Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian
  • 1932-10-12 Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
  • 1933-01-06 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1933-04-05 Frank Gorshin, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-04-26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1933-06-08 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1933-06-11 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1933-08-01 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 237

  • 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
  • 1989-10-04 Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1990-03-24 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 1990-07-06 Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • 1990-07-19 Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1991-01-24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1991-02-06 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1991-02-24 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • 1991-05-30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • 1991-06-09 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • 1991-08-07 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 1991-10-10 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68

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1992-04-10 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1992-04-20 Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1992-05-18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1992-08-29 Teddy Turner, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1992-12-27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • 1993-05-13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1993-06-10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • 1993-07-24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1994-02-26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1994-07-26 Terry (Owen John) Scott, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films) aged 67
  • 1994-10-03 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • 1994-10-03 V, comedian/actor, dies at 48
  • 1994-11-07 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1995-01-07 William Larry White Grayson, comedian, dies at 71
  • 1995-03-29 Eddie Williams Wiggins, alto saxophone/comedian, dies at 78
  • 1995-04-16 Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1995-05-10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • 1995-05-26 Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65
  • 1995-06-30 Gale Gordon, comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies at 89
  • 1995-09-30 George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71
  • 1995-11-07 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1995-12-03 Jimmy Jewel, comedian, dies at 82
  • 1995-12-11 Arthur Mullard, comedian, dies at 82
  • 1996-10-28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 1996-11-26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • 1997-04-24 Pat Paulsen, comedian (Smothers Brothers Show), dies at 69
  • 1997-05-11 Brenda Carlin, TV producer/wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • 1997-09-17 Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
  • 1997-12-18 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33
  • 1997-12-28 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian, dies at 68
  • 1998-02-24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • 1998-02-28 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45

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1998-05-28 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 1998-11-25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1999-03-08 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 1999-03-17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • 1999-03-21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1999-04-20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • 1999-08-13 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)

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2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2000-12-23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-04-05 Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2001-04-11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • 2001-05-02 Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • 2001-12-20 Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (b. 1912)
  • 2002-01-12 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • 2002-01-13 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)

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2002-02-27 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 2002-03-27 Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)

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2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 2002-03-31 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
  • 2002-04-29 Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (b. 1914)
  • 2003-04-04 Resortes, Mexican comedian (b. 1916)

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2003-07-27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 2003-10-23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • 2003-12-29 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • 2004-05-09 Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)

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2004-10-05 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 2004-10-29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2004-11-15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2005-01-02 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2005-03-10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2005-03-29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005-07-10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 2005-08-19 Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (b. 1918)
  • 2005-09-25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2005-09-27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2005-10-02 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918)
  • 2005-10-09 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • 2005-11-07 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)

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2005-12-10 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), dies aged 65

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 2006-01-28 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2006-02-05 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2006-02-27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • 2006-06-17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2006-07-02 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2006-07-13 Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006-12-23 Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • 2006-12-24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)
  • 2007-03-10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007-05-03 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2007-06-18 Bernard Manning, British comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2007-07-29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)