Comedians in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 741

  • 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 (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-18 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • 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
  • 1914-01-06 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 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
  • 1917-01-16 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)
  • 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
  • 1917-12-31 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1918-02-04 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England

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
  • 1918-09-15 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, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 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, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 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
  • 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, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, comedian

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 and 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

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, 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)
  • 1923-08-06 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
  • 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

Person of interestJerry Lewis

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
  • 1926-04-10 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1926-04-22 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 304

  • 1982-12-02 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • 1983-01-02 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and 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 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 [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
  • 1985-08-10 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
  • 1986-03-29 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), dies at 78
  • 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, 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 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 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

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, 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 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
  • 1994-11-07 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1995-01-07 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • 1995-04-16 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 (Second City), 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, 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
  • 1996-07-01 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, 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, 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

Person of interestPhil 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 (b. 1933)
  • 1999-03-08 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74
  • 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 (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • 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
  • 2000-07-01 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79

Person of interestSteve Allen

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, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2001-04-13 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), dies at 73
  • 2001-05-02 Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • 2001-09-07 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, dies at 71
  • 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

Person of interestSpike Milligan

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)

Person of interestDudley Moore

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)