Comedians in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 653

  • 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
  • 1933-08-01 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
  • 1933-11-15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933-12-08 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1934-01-13 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1934-05-04 Pete Barbutti, comedian (Garry Moore Show), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-07-08 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1934-07-17 Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
  • 1935-03-23 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • 1935-04-09 Avery Schreiber, comedian (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1935-04-19 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1935-04-29 Len Weinrib, American comedian (Spike Jones Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-07-20 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • 1935-08-05 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1935-09-21 Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
  • 1935-12-06 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1936-02-04 David Brenner, American comedian
  • 1936-02-20 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
  • 1936-03-09 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

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1936-03-20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 1936-05-16 Roy Hudd, English comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood)
  • 1936-06-11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1936-07-06 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1936-09-22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-12-06 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1937-02-02 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-05-12 George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937-06-11 Johnny Brown, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida

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1937-07-12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937-08-20 Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host and comedian
  • 1937-11-17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • 1938-03-18 Carl Gottlieb, comedian (Ken Berry Wow Show)
  • 1938-05-24 Tommy Chong, Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong)
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American comedian
  • 1939-03-23 Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
  • 1939-08-18 Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1939-09-18 Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People)

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1939-10-27 John Cleese, English actor and comedian (Monty Python), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1939-10-31 Tom O'Connor, British comedian
  • 1939-11-20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-29 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1940-01-19 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1940-04-18 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1940-07-17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  • 1940-07-28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)

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1940-12-01 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1940-12-07 Stan Boardman, English comedian
  • 1941-01-08 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1941-07-07 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • 1942-02-01 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • 1942-02-08 Robert Klein, comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-04-06 Phil Austin, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1942-08-09 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)

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1942-09-11 Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen
  • 1942-10-06 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-11-24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
  • 1943-01-09 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • 1943-03-29 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England

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1943-05-05 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1943-07-27 Stu Gilliam, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-08-18 Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-10-08 Chevy Chase, American comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-01-01 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1944-03-05 Paul Sands, comedian/actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-06-07 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1944-06-17 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
  • 1944-08-04 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
  • 1944-08-30 Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop)
  • 1944-10-28 Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)
  • 1944-12-19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1945-02-04 David Brenner, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-21 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)

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1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-10-31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
  • 1945-11-23 Steve Landesberg, comedian/actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-03-14 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-08 Stuart Pankin, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-06-21 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
  • 1946-07-13 Cheech Marin, [Richard], comedian (Cheech & Chong-Up in Smoke)
  • 1946-08-06 Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
  • 1946-12-17 Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)
  • 1947-03-18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright

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1947-04-12 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1947-06-25 Jimmie Walker, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York

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1947-06-29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis

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1947-07-02 Larry David, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David
  • 1947-07-22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-09-16 Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
  • 1947-10-18 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1948-02-14 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1948-02-21 Larry Ragland, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1948-05-20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas
  • 1948-07-22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1948-08-30 Lewis Black, American comedian
  • 1949-01-17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 201 - 243 of 243

  • 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)
  • 2007-11-16 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • 2008-02-19 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
  • 2008-04-14 Miguel Galvan, Mexican actor/comedian. (b. 1957)
  • 2008-05-24 Dick Martin American comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • 2008-10-19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2009-01-31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2009-03-14 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • 2009-04-25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), dies at 86
  • 2009-05-04 Dom Deluise, American comedian, actor (b. 1933)
  • 2009-06-28 Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2009-10-22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2010-04-12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • 2010-07-25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2010-09-03 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2010-09-29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)
  • 2010-10-04 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • 2010-12-20 Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
  • 2011-03-26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • 2011-11-29 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41
  • 2012-03-09 Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • 2013-04-11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2013-07-19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2014-04-05 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • 2014-06-09 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56

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2014-08-11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 2015-01-06 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • 2015-05-23 Anne Meara, American Comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place), dies at 85
  • 2015-06-28 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, dies at 93
  • 2015-10-21 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), dies at 79
  • 2016-02-02 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-24 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), dies at 66
  • 2016-03-31 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), dies at 85
  • 2016-04-20 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress, dies of cancer at 62
  • 2017-01-10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63
  • 2017-02-06 "Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), dies at 102
  • 2017-04-06 Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), dies at 90