On: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Born this day in 1928, Dave Petitjean (Dave Petitjean Jr) is 89; Rayne, Louisiana; with his Acadian ancestry, found he could mimic the Cajun dialect and started telling jokes after sales meetings.
Born this day in 1966, Marc Acito is 51, Bayonne, New Jersey writer, humorist, his comic novel How I Paid for College won the Oregon Book Awards' 2005 Ken Kesey Award for Best Novel.
Died this day in 1978, Ibn-e-Insha (Sher Muhammad Khan) Phillaur, Punjab; Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet. Born 06/15/1927, he died from Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 55.
“It must have been the coffee.”
His last words, to friend and fellow actor Hal Linden, referring to a running gag about his character on Barney Miller making bad coffee.
Died this day in 1979, Jack Soo (Goro Suzuki) Oakland, California comic actor, TV’s Barney Miller. Born 10/28/1917, he died of esophageal cancer at age 61.