Comedians in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 650

  • 1915-09-19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1916-02-20 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-05-14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1916-06-10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • 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, Lowell Mass, comedian (Bob & Ray)
  • 1922-03-23 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), born in New York, NY. (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
  • 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, Burlington VT, actor/comedian (To Tell the Truth)
  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 236

  • 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
  • 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 (b. 1952)

MurderMurder of Interest

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, author, and composer (b. 1921)

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, British actor and comedian (Arthur, 10), 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, English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer (b. 1903)

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 (b. 1921)

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)