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This Day In Comedy: January 18

On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Born this day in 1953, Brett Hudson is 64. Portland, Oregon comedian Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show.



Born this day in 1913, Danny Kaye (David Daniel Kaminsky) Brooklyn, New York. 5'11" comedic actor Danny Kaye Show. He died 03/03/1987 of a heart attack following hepatitis at age 74.

Born this day in 1965, Dave Attell is 52, Queens, New York, 5'9" stand-up comedian and the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell and The Gong Show with Dave Attell.


Born this day in 1892, Oliver Hardy (Norvell Hardy) Harlem, Georgia, 6'1" comic actor famous as one half of Laurel And Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted nearly 30 years, from 1927 to 1955. He died 08/07/1957 of a stroke at age 65.

Died this day in 1968, Bert Wheeler (Bert Jerome Wheeler), Paterson, New Jersey 5'4" comedian of comic duo Wheeler and Woolsey. Born 04/07/1895. He died 01/18/1968 of emphysema at age 72.

Died this day in 1952, Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York actor and comedian of Three Stooges fame. Born 10/22/1903, he died after a series of strokes and then one final cerebral hemorrhage. He died 01/18/1952 at age 48.
Died this day in 1987, Joyce Jameson, Chicago, Illinois comic actor best remembered for bimbo roles, including recurring guest appearances as “Skippy” on TV’s The Andy Griffith Show. Born 09/26/1932, she died by suicide, overdosing on pills at age 54.

Died this day in 1999, Lucille Kallen, one of TV's first female comedy writers, Your Show Of Shows. Carl Reiner used her as role model for “Sally Rogers” (Rose Marie) on The Dick Van Dyke Show." Born 05/28/1922, she died from cancer at age 76.

Died this day in 1972, Stanley Prager, New York City, New York comedic actor, theater and TV director Car 54 Where Are you?, Patty Duke Show. Born 01/08/1917, he died of a heart attack at age 55.

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