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This Day In Comedy: February 24

On: Friday, February 24, 2017

Born this day in 1921, Abe Vigoda would be 96, New York, New York 5'10" actor TV’s Fish and Barney Miller.
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No, as of today he’s really deceased.
Born this day in 1964, Bill Bailey (Mark Bailey) is 53, Bath, Somerset, England comedian, musician and actor, Black Books, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, and QI.
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Born this day in 1968, Mitch Hedberg (Mitchell Lee Hedberg) Saint Paul, Minnesota comedian, Howard Stern Show and David Letterman Show. He died 03/29/2005 of multiple drug toxicity at age 37.
Mitch Hedburg Cameo 43FRONT Mitch Hedberg - Strategic Grill Locations


"I Would Imagine If You Understood Morse Code, A Tap Dancer Would Drive You Crazy"
Born this day in 1876, Victor Moore (Victor Frederick Moore) Hammonton, New Jersey 5'7" comedian, actor  director, films Anything Goes, The Seven Year Itch. He died 07/24/1962 of a heart attack at age 86.
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67 years old Victor married Shirley Paige, 22. They were together 20 years until his death.

Died this day in 2003, Alberto Sordi aka Albertone, Cavaliere di Gran Croce Rome, Italy, films Great War, Federico Fellini's White Sheik. Born 06/01/1920, he died of a heart attack at age 82.
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Alberto provided Oliver Hardy’s voice for Laurel & Hardy Films in Italy.
Died this day in 1998, Antonio Prohias, Cienfuegos, Cuba cartoonist for  Mad Magazine, created Spy Vs Spy Panel. Born 01/17/1921, he died from cancer at age 77.
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Antonio Prohias Spy Title Cropped 2 


Died this day in 2006, Don Knotts (Jesse Donald Knotts) Morgantown, West Virginia comic actor The Andy Griffith Show, Three’s Company. Born 07/21/1924, He died from pulmonary / respiratory complications and lung cancer at age 81.
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His character Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show was only allowed to carry one bullet, “for emergencies”, which he kept in his shirt pocket.

  Don Knotts - An Evening With Me

Died this day in 1991, George Gobel (George Leslie Gobel) Chicago, Illinois comedian, actor, “Lonesome George”, TV’s The George Gobel Show Born 05/20/1919, he died of a heart attack following bypass surgery at age 71.
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“Well, I’ll be a dirty bird!” ~ Flanked by Bob Hope & Dean Martin, he famously ad-libbed “Did you ever feel like the world was a tuxedo, and you were a pair of brown shoes?”
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Died this day in 1976, H Allen Smith III (Harry Allen Wolfgang Smith) McLeansboro, Illinois humorist, author Low Man on Totem Pole. Born 12/19/1907, he died, at age 68. H Allen Smith cameo 2 2

Died this day in 1998, Henny Youngman (Henry Junggman) Liverpool, England comedian,  "The King Of The One-Liners. Born 03/16/1906. He died of pneumonia at age 91.
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“Take My Wife… Please”

Henny Youngman - Primitive Sounds Of Fun 1960's

Died this day in 1977, Milt Kamen (Milton Kaminsky) Hurleyville, New York stand-up comic, actor. Discovered Woody Allen. Born 03/05/1921, he died of a heart attack at age 55.
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Milt Kamen - Here's Milt Kamen (2)

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