Born this day in 1910, Hugh Brannum, of Sandwich, Illinois, actor, comedian, best remembered as Mr. Green Jeans, the farmer and animal lover on TV’s Captain Kangaroo. Known as Lumpy during his days with Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians. He died 04/19/1987 from cancer at age 77.
Born this day in 1940, Michael O'Donoghue, comedy writer, major contributor to National Lampoon magazine, and was the first head writer of Saturday Night Live. He died 11/08/1994 from a cerebral hemorrhage after a history of chronic migraine headaches, at age 54.
Born this day in 1974, Pablo Francisco (Pablo Ridson Francisco) is 43 today. Tuscon Arizona American stand-up comedian of Chilean origin.
Born this day in 1920, Ruth Wallis (Ruth Shirley Wohl), Brooklyn NY was a popular cabaret novelty songstress. She died 12/22/2007 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, at age 87.
Died this day in 1982, Hans Conried, a fixture on American TV, may be best-remembered for narrating Horton Hears A Who. Born 04/15/1917, he died from cardiovascular disease at age 64.
Died this day in 1982, Harvey Lembeck, comic actor, Phil Silvers Show, Stalag 17, played Eric Von Zipper in '60s beach movies. Born 04/15/1923, hed died from a heart attack at age 58.
On: Thursday, January 5, 2017