Comedians in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 680

  • 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, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 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)
  • 1915-02-28 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/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
  • 1915-09-19 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)
  • 1916-06-10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Canada (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 (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, 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 (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (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 and actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-03-02 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • 1919-05-09 Arthur English, comedian and 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, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920-02-05 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 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, 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
  • 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 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, 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 NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-31 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)

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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
  • 1924-06-08 George Kirby, 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, Quincy Mass, comedian and actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene, comedian and 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 and 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)
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 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 (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

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 and 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, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • 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)

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1929-09-05 Bob Newhart, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob 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, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 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)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 271

  • 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 and actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
  • 1986-06-20 Tim Herbert, 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, 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)
  • 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 and 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
  • 1988-05-22 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
  • 1989-07-10 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 Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • 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)
  • 1993-07-03 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1993-07-24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 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 and actor, dies at 48
  • 1994-11-07 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1995-01-07 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), 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, American actor (Second City), dies at 65
  • 1995-06-30 Gale Gordon, American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies from lung cancer 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 [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
  • 1996-03-09 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • 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)
  • 1999-12-02 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), dies at 88

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2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor 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 [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, dies at 91
  • 2001-04-05 Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94
  • 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 comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • 2002-01-12 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • 2002-01-13 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), dies at 85

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2002-02-27 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 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 [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), dies at 88
  • 2003-03-15 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), dies at 91
  • 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

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2004-10-29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 2004-11-11 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • 2004-11-15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)