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This Day In Comedy: February 21

On: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Born this day in 1927, Erma Bombeck (Erma Fiste), aka Erma Louise Bombeck Bellbrook, Ohio columnist, writer Grass Is Always Greener. She died 04/22/1996 of kidney failure at age 69.
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Born this day in 1955,
Kelsey Grammer (Allen Kelsey Grammer) is 62, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands 6'1" comic actor, TV’s Cheers and Frasier.
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Born this day in 1948,
Larry Ragland is 69, Richmond Virginia  comedian TVs’ Keep on Truckin'.
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Died this day in 1980, Chet Lauck (Chester H Lauck) Mena, Arkansas comic actor, “Lum” of duo Lum & Abner and show of same name. Born 02/09/1902, he died at age 78.
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Died this day in 1993, Harvey Kurtzman, Brooklyn, New York cartoonist for Mad Magazine,Little Annie Fanny” character. Born 10/03/1924, he died of liver cancer at age  68.
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Died this day in 2003, Tom Glazer (Thomas Zachariah Glazer) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania novelty singer On Top Of Spaghetti, All Covered With Cheese. Born 09/03/1914, he died at age 88.
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This Day In Comedy: February 20

On: Monday, February 20, 2017



Born this day in 1906, Gale Gordon (Charles T. Aldrich Jr.) New York City, New York 5'8" comedian, TV’s  Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy. He died 06/30/1995 from lung cancer at age 89.
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Born this day, year
unknown, George Bowser,  Sussex, England comedian paired with Rick Blue in Bowser & Blue, musical duo from Quebec, Canada who write and perform comedic songs.
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orn this day in 1960, Joel Hodgson (Joel Gordon Hodgson) is 57, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 5'10" comedian of TV’s Mystery Science Theater.
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Born this day in 1936, Larry Hovis, Wapato, Washington 5'10" comic actor, TV’s Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes. He died 09/09/2003 from cancer at age 67.
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Died this day in 1992, Dick York (Richard Allen York), Fort Wayne, Indiana actor, TV’s Darren #1 in Bewitched. Born 09/04/1928, he died from emphysema at age 63.
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Died this day in 2001, Rosemary Decamp, Prescott, Arizona comic actor, TV’s The Life Of Riley, The Bob Cummings Show, That Girl. Born 11/14/1910, she died from pneumonia at age 90.


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She played James Cagney's mom in Yankee Doodle Dandy though 11 years younger than Cagney. She played Ronald Reagan's mother in This Is The Army, they were the same age.
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This Day In Comedy: February 18

On: Saturday, February 18, 2017



Born this day in 1967, Gregg Rogell is 50, stand-up comedian.
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Born this day in 1931, Johnny Hart (John Lewis Hart) Endicott, New York cartoonist, creator of B.C. and The Wizard Of Id. He died 04/07/2007 of a stroke (while cartooning) at age 76.
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Died this day in 1999, Noam Pitlik Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comic actor, TV’s Bob Newhart Show, Becker directed TV’s Barney Miller, Fish, Taxi.  Born 11/04/1932, he died of lung cancer at age 66.
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This Day In Comedy: February 17

On: Friday, February 17, 2017

Born this day in 1934, Dame Edna Everage (John Barry Humphries) is 83, Camberwell, Victoria comedian, satirist, dadaist, artist, author and character actor, played Dame Edna as a Melbourne housewife and "gigastar".
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Born this day in 1919, Kathleen Freeman, Chicago, Illinois, comic actor often played grumpy but lovable domestic, TV’s  Topper, Dick Van Dyke Show, Broadway’s The Full Monty. She died 08/23/2001 from lung cancer at age 82.
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Born this day in 1963, Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Lawrence Whitney) is 54, Pawnee City, Nebraska, 5'10" comedian, voice artist, radio personality.

“Git ‘R Done!
 

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Born this day in 1972, Ralphie May is 45, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5'9" stand-up comedian.
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This Day In Comedy: February 16

On: Thursday, February 16, 2017


Born this day in 1903, Edgar Bergen (Edgar John Berggren) Chicago, Illinois 5'11 1/2" ventriloquist, Charlie McCarthy's puppet master, Candice Bergen's dad. He died 09/30/1978 of kidney disease at age 75.
And a picture of Candace just because she’s gorgeous.



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Born this day in 1946, Ian Lavendar (Arthur Ian Lavender) is 71, Birmingham, England 5'10" comic actor, TV’s Granddad's Army.
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This Day In Comedy: February 15

On: Wednesday, February 15, 2017


 
Born this day in 1964, Chris Farley (Christopher Crosby Farley) Madison, Wisconsin 5'8" comic, TV’s Saturday Night Live, Chicago's Second City Theatre. He died 12/18/1997 from a drug overdose and narrowed arteries at age 33.
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Final moments, with a hooker: “When they argued about money, she got up to leave. He tried to follow but collapsed on the living room floor, struggling to breathe. His final words were ‘Don’t leave me.’ She took pictures of him, stole his watch, wrote a note saying she’d had a lot of fun, and left. He died alone.”
Born this day in 1927, Harvey Korman (Harvey Herschel Korman) Chicago, Illinois, 6'3" comedian, The Carol Burnett Show, film Blazing Saddles. He died 05/29/2008 at age 81.
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Born this day in 1916, Mary Jane Croft, Muncie, Indiana, comic actor, TV’s I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show. She died 08/24/1999 at age 83.
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Born this day in 1898, Toto (Antonio Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno De Curtis di Bisanzio Gagliardi), aka "Principe Della Risata" Naples, Italy comedian. He died 04/15/1967 of a heart attack at age 69.
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Died this day in 1998, Harry Stanley, aka Dr Harry Stanley, "Master Of Doubletalk", Poland, vaudeville comedy performer known for double-talk routines. Born 11/07/1897, he died at age 100.
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Died this day in 1996, McLean Stevenson (Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr.) Normal, Illinois actor, TV’s M*A*S*H and many others. Born 11/14/1927, he died from cardiac arrest at age 68.
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Died this day in 1973, Wally Cox (Wallace Maynard Cox) Detroit, Michigan actor, voice of “Underdog”, TV’s Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares. Born 12/06/1924, he died of a heart attack at age 48.
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