On: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Born this day in 1949, Andy Kaufman (Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman) New York City, NY comedian, 6' actor, performance artist, TV’s Taxi. He died 05/16/1984 of kidney failure, lung cancer at age 35.
Born this day in 1921, Antonio Prohias Cienfuegos, escaped Cuban cartoonist for Mad Magazine, created "Spy Vs Spy" Panel. He died 02/24/1998 from cancer at age 77.
Born this day in 1922, Betty White (Betty Marion White), aka Betty White Ludden is 95, Oak Park, Illinois, 5’4” actress, comedienne, singer, author. Best known to modern audiences as Sue Ann Nivens on TV’s Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls.Also looking good as the 9 of Hearts!
Born this day in 1948, Billy T. James (William James Te Wehi Taitoko) Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand comedian, singer, actor. He starred in numerous TV shows and variety program. He died 08/07/1991 from heart failure at age 43.
Born this day in 1926, Dick Hills (Richard Michael Hills) comedy script writer paired with Sidney Green to do The Morecambe And Wise Show. He died 06/06/1996 at age 70.
Born this day in 1962, Jim Carrey (James Eugene Carrey) is 55, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, 6'1 1/2” actor and comedian, received two Golden Globe Awards and also nominated on four occasions. Carrey began comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario.
Born this day in 01/17/1880, Mack Sennett Danville, Quebec, pioneer director, innovator of slapstick comedy in film, created Keystone Kops. He died 11/05/1960 from coronary thrombosis at age 80.
Born this day in 1969, Patton Oswalt is 48, Portsmouth, Virginia, 5’7” stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor. He is best known for portraying Spencer Olchin in the popular sitcom The King of Queens.
Born this day in 1933, Shari Lewis (Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz) New York City, New York, 5' ventriloquist created "Lamb Chop", won 12 Emmy Awards. She died 08/02/1998 from uterine cancer at age 65.
Born this day in 1957, Steve Harvey (Broderick Steven Harvey) is 60. Welch, West Virginia, 6'2" comedian, actor and radio personality
Died this day in 2007, Art Buchwald (Arthur Buchwald) Mount Vernon, NY 5’8” humorist. Born 10/20/1925, he died from kidney failure at age 81.
Died this day in 2003, Richard Crenna (Richard Donald Crenna) Los Angeles, California, 6’1” actor TV’s The Real McCoys, Rambo film’s colonel.. Born 11/30/1927, he died from pancreatic cancer at age 75.