Comedians in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 826

  • 1911-03-14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-04-24 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1911-05-28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1911-07-08 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1911-07-14 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1912-01-06 Danny Thomas, American comedian (Danny Thomas Show), born in Deerfield, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • 1912-05-11 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1983)
  • 1912-05-11 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • 1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-09-15 Ismail Yasseen, Egyptian comedian and actor (Isamil Yassine as Tarzan, Ibn Hamidu), born in Suez, Egypt (d. 1972)
  • 1912-09-17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1913-03-29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1913-05-01 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1913-06-25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-18 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1913-11-20 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), born in Starke, Florida (d. 1983)
  • 1913-12-28 Lou Jacobi, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1914-02-19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1914-03-15 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (Car 54), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1914-04-01 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), born in Bangkok Yai, Thailand (d. 2002)
  • 1914-04-26 Charlie Chester, English comedian (Never Say Die), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1997)
  • 1914-07-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1914-11-17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1915-02-04 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1915-02-28 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1915-03-31 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1915-06-17 Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), born in Annville, Kentucky (d. 1973)
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1915-07-04 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1915-09-19 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1916-02-26 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1916-05-14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1916-05-21 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1916-06-10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1917-01-08 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1917-01-16 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1917-02-19 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • 1917-03-06 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)

Person of interestDean Martin

1917-06-07 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer, comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1917-10-04 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1917-12-31 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)

Person of interestSpike Milligan

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

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1918-06-06 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1918-11-24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), born in Carroll County, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • 1919-01-23 Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (The Ernie Kovacs Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1919-02-05 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1919-02-11 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1919-03-02 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • 1919-05-09 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-05-20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-05-23 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1919-09-24 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920-02-05 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920-10-01 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1921-01-28 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), born in Holborn, London (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1921-02-26 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1921-03-19 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)
  • 1921-04-16 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1921-04-20 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1921-05-14 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-08 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1921-09-20 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1995)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

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

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield

Person of interestSteve Allen

1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Person of interestBetty White

1922-01-17 Betty White [Ludden], American actress and comedian with the longest TV career of a female entertainer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls), born in Oak Park Illinois

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1922-01-26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1922-01-30 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor & comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1922-03-11 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)

Person of interestCarl Reiner

1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor and writer (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
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"
  • 1922-04-18 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-07-22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Beggs, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1922-09-08 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1922-12-09 Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 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 NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-06 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-31 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1923-09-26 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-04-01 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)

Person of interestTony Hancock

1924-05-12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1924-05-21 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1924-06-08 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-10-05 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1924-12-06 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene [Fred Greenfield], American comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925-06-19 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash), born in London, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestPeter Sellers

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

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 361

  • 1982-01-10 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies after a heart attack at 55
  • 1982-01-30 Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • 1982-03-05 John Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live; Animal House; Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
  • 1982-03-24 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), dies at 83
  • 1982-06-26 Sandy Powell, English comedian, dies at 82
  • 1982-08-13 Joe E Ross, American comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 68
  • 1982-11-16 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • 1982-12-02 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • 1983-01-02 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian & actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65
  • 1983-01-17 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), commits suicide by shooting himself at 70
  • 1983-08-05 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1983-11-13 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1984-03-05 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • 1984-04-15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian & magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • 1984-05-16 Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • 1984-05-28 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1984-07-14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • 1985-07-08 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • 1985-11-17 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1985-11-26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • 1986-02-12 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • 1986-03-29 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), dies at 78
  • 1986-06-19 Coluche [Michel Colucci], French comedian (My Best Friend's Girl), dies at 41
  • 1986-06-20 Tim Herbert, American comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
  • 1986-07-15 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • 1987-03-03 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 1987-04-17 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), dies on stage at 57
  • 1987-06-24 Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1987-08-04 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1987-08-17 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • 1987-08-29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 1987-09-22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • 1988-03-01 Joe Besser, American actor & comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • 1988-03-05 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1988-04-01 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • 1988-06-22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies of ALS syndrome at 72
  • 1988-12-10 Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • 1989-01-31 Jack Douglas, English comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • 1989-05-20 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies of ovarian cancer at 42
  • 1989-07-10 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), dies at 81
  • 1989-07-10 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80
  • 1989-10-04 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1990-01-08 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • 1990-03-18 Robin Harris, American comedian and actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 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
  • 1991-10-11 Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68

Person of interestSam Kinison

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 [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1992-05-18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1992-08-29 Teddy Turner, English comedian (Coronation Street), dies at 75
  • 1992-12-11 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), dies of cancer at 62
  • 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)
  • 1993-06-11 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1993-07-03 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1993-07-24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1993-11-28 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1993-12-02 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), dies at 85
  • 1994-02-26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1994-05-19 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994-06-12 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • 1994-07-26 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994-10-03 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • 1994-10-03 V, comedian and actor, dies at 48
  • 1995-01-07 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • 1995-04-16 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), dies of complications from emphysema at 75
  • 1995-05-10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • 1995-05-26 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • 1995-06-30 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies from lung cancer at 89
  • 1995-07-04 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), dies at 76
  • 1995-09-30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71
  • 1995-11-07 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1995-12-03 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), dies at 82
  • 1995-12-11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82

Person of interestDean Martin

1995-12-25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer, comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1996-03-09 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • 1996-07-01 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • 1996-10-28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (The 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, American comedian (Smothers Brothers Show) and presidential candidate , dies at 69
  • 1997-04-26 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), dies at 86
  • 1997-05-11 Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • 1997-06-26 Charlie Chester, English comedian (Never Say Die), dies at 83
  • 1997-09-17 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
  • 1997-12-28 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), 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
  • 1998-04-21 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), dies at 82

MurderPhil Hartman

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 (Flip Wilson Show), dies at 64
  • 1999-03-08 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74