Comedians in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 774

  • 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
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 1984)
  • 1926-06-01 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1926-06-11 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 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
  • 1927-01-17 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1927-03-16 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1927-04-16 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1927-04-26 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1927-05-04 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1927-05-11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestJerry Stiller

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 (d. 2018)
  • 1927-09-15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-11-08 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928-02-22 Paul Dooley, American actor, writer and comedian(16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1928-04-04 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1928-05-23 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy, An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928-06-01 Bob Monkhouse, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • 1928-07-22 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1928-10-08 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • 1928-12-29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1929-01-20 Arte Johnson, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929-03-29 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), born in Cefneithin, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1929-05-14 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • 1929-06-10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929-06-23 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)

Person of interestBob Newhart

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, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1929-09-25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-04 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)
  • 1929-12-01 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1929-12-06 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1930-03-12 Scoey Mitchill, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1930-04-10 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2006)
  • 1930-04-10 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 2001)
  • 1930-06-30 Doyle Holly, comedian/country performer (Buckaroos)
  • 1930-11-14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 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
  • 1930-12-13 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1931-01-13 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931-02-02 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1931-02-06 Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1931-06-09 Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
  • 1931-06-14 Marla Gibbs [Margaret Theresa Bradley], American comedian and actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-08-13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-26 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York
  • 1931-12-23 Ronnie Schell, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World), born in Richmond, California
  • 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, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • 1932-10-12 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1933-01-06 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1933-04-05 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1933-04-26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestJoan Rivers

1933-06-08 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1933-07-26 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England (d. 2015)
  • 1933-08-01 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933-08-01 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • 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.
  • 1934-02-17 Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934-02-25 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1934-05-04 Pete Barbutti, American 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

Person of interestDudley Moore

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 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 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, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2009)
  • 1935-12-06 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1936-02-04 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 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)

Person of interestVaughn Meader

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 singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (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, American comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida

Person of interestBill Cosby

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 Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • 1937-11-17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 201 - 300 of 326

  • 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, dies at 93

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)
  • 2002-04-29 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), dies at 88
  • 2002-09-05 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), dies of a lung infection at 79
  • 2002-10-04 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 85
  • 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)

Person of interestBob Hope

2003-07-27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 2003-10-20 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, dies at 79
  • 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)
  • 2004-03-28 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 2004-05-09 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76
  • 2004-05-24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), dies of a stroke at 85

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

2004-10-05 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield

Person of interestVaughn Meader

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)
  • 2005-01-02 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • 2005-01-10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

2005-01-23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 2005-03-10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2005-03-29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005-04-01 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • 2005-05-17 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), dies at 72
  • 2005-07-10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 2005-08-03 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2, Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 2005-09-25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2005-09-27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • 2005-10-02 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • 2005-10-03 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • 2005-10-09 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • 2005-11-07 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2005-11-09 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), dies at 87

Person of interestRichard Pryor

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, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), dies at 77
  • 2006-02-05 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), dies at 78
  • 2006-02-27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • 2006-06-17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2006-06-28 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • 2006-07-02 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2006-07-13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2006-08-20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006-12-23 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian, dies at 81
  • 2006-12-24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)
  • 2007-03-10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), dies of colon cancer a 86
  • 2007-03-19 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), dies at 85
  • 2007-04-29 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2007-05-03 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2007-05-25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 76
  • 2007-06-18 Bernard Manning, British comedian, dies at 76
  • 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 [Thomas Richard], American actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), dies of respiratory complications at 86
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • 2008-10-15 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), dies at 81
  • 2008-10-19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2008-12-08 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • 2008-12-25 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), dies at 81
  • 2009-01-03 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • 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)
  • 2009-09-14 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), dies at 73
  • 2009-10-22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2009-11-02 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 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)
  • 2011-02-12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • 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
  • 2011-12-03 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88
  • 2012-03-09 Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2013-04-11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2013-05-16 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72
  • 2013-07-19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013-10-11 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), dies at 80
  • 2013-12-31 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), dies at 74
  • 2014-03-15 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, dies from cancer at 78
  • 2014-04-05 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50