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This Day In Comedy: January 31

On: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Born this day in 1892, Eddie Cantor (Edward Israel Iskowitz) New York City, New York 5'8" singer, comedian,  *illustrated song actor. He died 10/10/1964 of a heart attack at age 72.
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*Illustrated song: lyrics illustrated through a series of slides, images. Today’s equivalent would be… the music video.
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Born this day in 1915, Garry Moore (Thomas Garrison Morfit, III) Baltimore, Maryland 5'7" entertainer, game show host, comedian best known for his work in television. He died 11/28/1993 from emphysema at age 78.
Born this day in 1962, Nick DiPaolo (Nicholas Rocco DiPaolo) is 55, Danvers, Massachusetts, stand-up comedian, writer, actor and radio host, frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony and Howard Stern radio shows.
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Born this day in 1940, Stuart Margolin (Stuart Margolin), aka Salt Spring Slim, would be 76, Davenport, Iowa 5'10" comic actor, film and television actor and director.
Born this day in 1937, Suzanne Pleshette Brooklyn Heights, New York City, 5'4" comic actress, “Emily” on TV’s  Bob Newhart Show, married to Tom Poston. She died 01/19/2008 of lung cancer at age 70.
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Died this day in 1989, Jack Douglas (Douglas Cricard) American comedian wrote “My Brother Was an Only Child”, TV’s Jack Paar Show. Born 07/17/1908, he died of complications from pneumonia at age 80.
Died this day in 2009, Nagesh (Nageswaran C. Krishna Gundu Rao) Dharapuram, Erode district, Madras Presidency, India comic actor in Kollywood. Born 09/27/1933, he died from diabetes and a heart ailment at age 75.
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This Day In Comedy: January 30

On: Monday, January 30, 2017

Born this day in 1922, Dick Martin (Thomas Richard Martin) Battle Creek, Michigan 6'1" comedian, director, best known for TV’s Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. He died 05/24/2008 after breathing complications at age 86.

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Born this day in 1951, Tim Sample is 66. Fort Fairfield, Maine humorist famous both for his presentation and his Maine accent.
Died this day in 1999, Huntz Hall (Henry Richard Hall) North Hollywood, California, comic actor, Dead End Kids, East Side Kids, Bowery Boys, usually named "Satch", “Horace Debussy Jones.” Born 08/15/1919, he died from congestive heart failure at age 79.
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Died this day in 1982, Stanley Holloway (Stanley Augustus Holloway,) London, England 6' comedian, film’s My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins. Born 10/01/1890, he died of heart failure at age 91.

This Day In Comedy: January 29

On: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Born this day in 1880, WC Fields (William Claude Dukenfield) Darby, Pennsylvania 5'8" comic actor, writer, comedian, The Bank Dick, It's A Gift. He died 12/25/1946 from alcohol-related stomach hemorrhage at age 66.
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On this day in 1975, 37 years ago, 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the year were held, hosted by Alan King.

Died this day in 1977, Freddie Prinze (Frederick Karl Pruetzel) Los Angeles, California, 6' comedian, actor TV’s Chico & The Man. Born 06/22/1954, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot at age 22.


I love you, Kathy. I love the baby, but I need to find peace. I can't go on.~His last words, on the phone with his wife.

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.
~Jimmy’s sign-off, referring to his first wife, Jeanne Olson. Calabash was the name of a Chicago suburb they both liked.
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Died this day in 1980, Jimmy Durante (James Francis Durante) Brooklyn, New York 5'7" singer, long-nosed comedian. Born 02/10/1893, he died from pneumonia at age 86.

This Day In Comedy: January 28

On: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Born this day in 1921, Alfred Marks (Ruchel Kutchinsky) Holborn, London actor and comedian, Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again. He died 07/01/1996 at age 75.
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Born this day in 1957, Frank Skinner (Christopher Graham Collins) is 60, West Bromwich, England 5'9.5" writer, comedian and actor, best known for his television presenting, often alongside David Baddiel.
Died this day in 2006, Henry McGee (Henry Marris-McGee) South Kensington, London 6' comic actor, The Benny Hill Show! straight man. Born 05/14/1929, he died from Alzheimer's disease at age 76.
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This Day In Comedy: January 27

On: Friday, January 27, 2017

Born this day in 1919, David Seville (Rostom Sipan Bagdasarian) aka Ross Bagdasarian, Fresno, California singer, songwriter, record producer. Famous for “Alvin & the Chipmunks” recordings. He died 01/16/1972 of heart failure at age 52.
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Born this day in 1942, John Witherspoon (John Weatherspoon) is 75 today, aka Johnny Witherspoon, "Detroit" John Witherspoon, "Pops", and "Spoon", Detroit, Michigan 5'10" comic actor, comedian, Friday series, Hollywood Shuffle.
Died this day in 2010, Barry Blitzer (Barry E. Blitzer) New York City, New York writer, Hanna-Barbera cartoons The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Jetsons. Born 04/21/1929, he died from complications after abdominal surgery at age 80.
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Died this day in 2011, Charlie Callas (Charles Callias) Brooklyn, New York comedian. Born 12/20/1924, he died of natural causes at age 86.
Died this day in 2004, Jack Paar (Jack Harold Paar) Canton, Ohio entertainer, idiosyncratic,  difficult to deal with, hosted The Tonight Show. Born 05/01/1918, he died from the lingering effects of a stroke at age 85.
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Died this day in 2004, Rikki Fulton (Robert Kerr Fulton) Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland comic actor Scotch And Wry On UK TV, films Local Hero, Comfort And Joy. Born 04/15/1924. he died from a MRSA infection while suffering from Alzheimer’s at age 79.

This Day In Comedy: January 26

On: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Born this day in 1958, Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen Lee DeGeneres) is 59, Metairie, Louisiana, 5'7" stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosted the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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Born this day in 1929, Jules Feiffer (Jules Ralph Feiffer) is 88, Bronx, New York City,  syndicated cartoonist, most notable for his long-running comic strip  ‘Feiffer’.
Born this day in 1922, Michael Bentine (Michael James Bentin) Watford, Hertfordshire, England comedian, author, founding member of comedy troupe “Goons.” He died 11/26/1996 from prostate cancer at age 74.
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Died this day in 2011, Charlie Louvin (Charles Elzer Loudermilk) Wartrace, Tennessee 5'9" singer “Louvin Brothers”. Born 07/07/1927, he died from pancreatic cancer at age 83.

Died this day in 1963, Ole Olsen (John Siguard Olsen) Wabash Indiana vaudeville comedian of duo ‘Olsen & Johnson.’ Born 11/06/1892, he died from a kidney ailment at age 70.
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