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This Day In Comedy: January 23

On: Monday, January 23, 2017

Born this day in 1919, Ernie Kovacs (Ernest Edward Kovacs) Trenton, NJ 6'2" brilliant comic who created one of the first weird shows on television. He died 01/13/1962 in an auto accident at age 42.
Ernie Kovacs Cameo When It S Over Ernie Kovacs 1960
Bob Keeshan cameo 2
Bob Keeshan cameo

Died this day in 2004, Bob Keeshan (Robert James Keeshan) Lynbrook, New York, TV’s “Captain Kangaroo.” Born 06/27/1927, he died after a long illness at age 76.
Died this day in 2005, Johnny Carson (John William Carson) Corning, Iowa, 5’10” entertainer, writer The Red Skelton Show, had a 30 Year on The Tonight Show Run. Born 10/23/1925, he died of a heart attack followed by respiratory failure arising from emphysema at age 79.
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson Senior Year 1943
Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE
Credit: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

Nell Carter cameo

Died this day in 2003, Nell Carter (Nell Ruth Hardy) Birmingham, Alabama, 4’11” comic actor called herself "that rare mix, a short, fat, Jewish black woman", TV’s Gimme A Break." Born 09/13/1948, she died from heart disease complicated by diabetes, at age 54.

Died this day in 2001, Virginia O'Brien (Virginia Lee O'Brien) Los Angeles, California comic actor. Born 04/18/1919, she died of natural causes at age 81.
Virginia o'brien cameo

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