Born this day in 1935, Bob Denver (Robert Osbourne Denver) New Rochelle, NY sitcom icon, played Maynard G. Krebs, cheerful beatnik on TV’s Dobie Gillis, Gilligan on Gilligan’s Island. He died 09/02/2005 from complications of cancer at age 70.
Born this day in 1920, Clive Dunn (Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn) is 97, Covent Garden, London, England actor, comedian and author, best known for his role as Lance-Corporal Jack Jones in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.
Born this day in 1943, Freddie Starr (Frederick Leslie Fowell) is 74, Huyton, Liverpool, England comedian who became famous in the early 1970s.
Born this day in 1922, Tony Webster, writer, was an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, TV’s Car 54 Where Are You? and Red Shelton Hour. He died 06/26/1987 at age 65.
Died this day in 1987, Arthur Lake (Arthur Silverlake Jr.) of Corbin, Kentucky, actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in film, radio and television. Born 02/29/1934, he died of a heart attack at age 52.
Died this day in 1982, Paul Lynde (Paul Edward Lynde) Mount Vernon, Ohio comedian; many bit parts on TV (Uncle Arthur on Bewitched), but really found his niche as the center square on the '70s version of Hollywood Squares. Born 06/13/1926, he died of a heart attack at age 55.
Died this day in 1995, Peter Cook (Peter Edward Cook), Torquay, Devon, England actor, comedian, satirist, writer. Influential figure in modern British comedy, closely associated with anti-establishment comedy late 1950s. Born 11/17/1937, he died from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, a direct result of severe liver damage at age 57.
On: Monday, January 9, 2017