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This day In Comedy: April 15

On: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Born this day in 1917, Hans Conried (Hans Georg Conried, Jr.) Baltimore, Maryland comic actor “uncle Tonoose” on TV’s Make Room For Daddy, narrated Horton Hears a Who. He died 01/05/1982 from cardiovascular disease at age 64.

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Born this day in 1923, Harvey Lembeck Brooklyn, New York comic actor, Stalag 17, “Eric Von Zipper” '60s beach movies. He died 01/05/1982 of a heart attack at age 58.

Harvey Lembeck Cameo 2

Born this day in 1952, Kym Gyngell (Kimberly Gyngel) aka Kim Gyngell is 60, Melbourne, Australia, AFI award winning comedian and film, television and stage actor.

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Born this day in 1924, Rikki Fulton (Robert Kerr Fulton) Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland comic actor  UK TV’s Scotch And Wry, films Local Hero, Comfort And Joy. He died from a  MRSA infection, also suffering from Alzheimer’s at age 79.

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Died this day in 1988, Kenneth Williams (Kenneth Charles Williams) Islington, London, England comic actor, Carry On films. He died 04/15/1988 at 62 of heart failure, interaction between pain killers / sleeping pills. He doubled antacid dosage without discussing with doctor.

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“Everything is so shit, I really can't see the point in anything, it's all so fucking shit.”
Kenneth’s last diary entry.

Died this day in 1957, Max Asher, comic actor. Born 05/05/1885, he was 71.

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Died this day in 1984, Tommy Cooper (Thomas Frederick Cooper) Caerphilly, Wales comedian, magician. Born 03/19/1921, he collapsed and died on stage, on live TV, as the audience looked on, laughing. He was  63.

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Died this day in 1967, Toto (Antonio Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno De Curtis di Bisanzio Gagliardi), aka Principe della Risata, Naples, Italy comedian. Born 02/15/1898, he died of a heart attack at age 69.

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