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This Day In Comedy: February 29

On: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Born this day in 1908, Al Lloyd (Albert Lancaster Lloyd) , aka A. L. Lloyd or Bert Lloyd, Wandsworth London, England folk singer. He died 09/29/1982 at age 74.
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Died this day in 2000, Emil Cohen, Catskills comedian, Borscht circuit ventriloquist. Born 02/29/1911, he died in 2000 at about age 89.
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This Day In Comedy: February 28

Born this day in 1955, Gilbert Gottfried (Dara Kravitz Gottfried) is 62, Brooklyn, New York 5'5" comedian Beverly Hills Cop film, “Aflac Duck” voice.
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Born this day, year unknown, Redd Patch, stand-up  comedian.
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Born this day in 1901, Sylvia Field (Harriet Louisa Johnson), aka Sylvia Field Truex, Allston, Massachusetts comic actor TV’s “Mrs. Wilson” in Dennis The Menace. She died 07/31/1998 at age 97.

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Born this day in 1954, Youp van 't Hek (Joseph Jacobus Maria van 't Hek) is 63, Naarden, Netherlands comedian and columnist for NRC Handelsblad.
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Born this day in 1915, Zero Mostel (Samuel Joel Mostel) Eureka, Humboldt County, California 5'11" comic actor, films A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers. He died 09/08/1977 from a suspected aortic aneurysm at age 62.

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On this day in 1993, 19 years ago, the 7th American Comedy Awards were held, Seinfeld wins.
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Died this day in 1962, Chic Johnson (Harold Ogden Johnson) Chicago, Illinois comedian of duo Olsen & Johnson. Born 03/05 or 03/15/1891, he died at age 70.
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Died this day in 1998, Dermot Morgan (Dermot John Morgan) Dublin, Ireland comedian and actor. Born 03/03/1952, he died after a party celebrating his show's final episode at age 45.
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Died this day in 1977, Eddie Anderson (Edmund Lincoln Anderson), aka Rochester, Oakland, California comic actor, Jack Benny's TV valet. Born 09/18/1905, he died from cancer at age 71.
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This Day In Comedy: February 27

On: Monday, February 27, 2017

Born this day in 1928, Herbert Wiere, comedian of The Wiere Brothers, films The Road To Rio, Double Trouble, TV’S Oh Those Bells. He died 08/05/1999 of natural causes at age 71.

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Born this day in 1940, Howard Hesseman is 77, Lebanon, Oregon, 6' actor, TV’s WKRP in Cincinnati and many movies.
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Born this day in 1943, Mary Frann (Mary Frances Luecke) St. Louis, Missouri, 5'5  comic actress, ex-weather woman TV’s The Days Of Our Lives Newhart Show. She died 09/23/1998, unexpectedly, of a heart attack at age 55.
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Born this day in 1961, Wendy Liebman is 56, Manhasset, New York) 5'2" comedian, misdirection artiste. "This Thanksgiving I made a 28 pound turkey. Pot pie," or "I really like to shop. Lift."
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Died this day in 2006, Linda Smith (Linda Helen Smith) Erith in Kent comedian was a British stand-up comic and comedy writer. Voted "Wittiest Living Person" On Radio 4 panel games. Born 01/29/1958, she died from ovarian cancer at age 48.
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Died this day in 2002, Spike Milligan (Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan) aka Aka Milligna, Aka Milligoon. Ahmednagar, British India comic, writer, the "Father Of Modern British Comedy", influenced Monty Python, created The Goon Show. Born 04/16/1918, he died of liver disease, kidney failure at age 83.
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Painfully sensitive nature, manic-depression & other mental illnesses  sometimes confined him to near solitude.
 Once, he cried out "You hate me, don't you?" The audience howled, Milligan threw his trumpet to the stage floor and stomped it flat. He needed psychiatric treatment after the war, and struggled with his demons even when he finally did gain a measure of show business success via The Goon Show.
 "The war started the gradual deterioration of my mental stability, but The Goon Show finished the process," he said.

Died this day in 1955, Tom Howard, comedian, radio’s It Pays To Be Ignorant. Born 06/16/1885, he died at age 69.
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Died this day in 1962, Willie Best (William Best), aka Sleep n' Eat, Sunflower, Mississippi, comic actor, “Charlie” the elevator operator on TV’s My Little Margie. Born 05/27/1916, he died of cancer at age 45.
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This Day In Comedy: February 26

On: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Born this day in 1933, Godfrey Cambridge (Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge) New York City, New York comedian, comic actor The President's Analyst. He died 11/29/1976 of a heart attack at age 43.

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Born this day in 1916, Jackie Gleason (Herbert Walton Gleason, Jr) Brooklyn, NY 5'10" comedian, comic actor “Ralph Kramden” on TV’s The Honeymooners. He died 06/24/1987 of liver and colon cancer at age 71.
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Born this day in 1944, Marilyn Michaels (Marilyn Sternberg), aka Toni Michaels is 73, New York City, New York comedienne ABC Comedy Hour.
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Born this day in 1919, Mason Adams, Brooklyn, New York comic actor,  voice-over and radio performer TV’s Lou Grant, comedy team "The Idiots And Company. He died 04/26/2005 of natural causes at age 86.
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Born this day in 1920, Tony Randall (Arthur Leonard Rosenberg) Tulsa, Oklahoma 5'8" comic actor, TV’s "The Odd Couple". He died 05/17/2004 of pneumonia following heart surgery at age 84.
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Born this day in 1887, William Frawley (William Clement Frawley) Burlington, Iowa 5'7" comic actor, neighbor “Fred” in I Love Lucy. He died 03/03/1966 of a heart attack at age 79.

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Died this day in 1994, Bill Hicks (William Melvin Hicks) Valdosta, Georgia stand-up comedian, controversial and  dark comedy. Born 09/16/1961, he died from pancreatic cancer at age 32.
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Died this day in 1997, David Doyle (David Fitzgerald Doyle) Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska, TV’s “Bosley” on Charlie's Angels. Born 12/01/1929, he died from heart failure at age 67.
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Died this day in 1975, Denis Goodwin (Denis Ian Goodwin), English comedian, writer, Smash Hits with Bob Monkhouse. Born 07/19/1929, he died at age 45.
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Died this day in 1971, Fernandel (Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin) Marseille, France, comedian Grand Chef. Born 05/08/1903, he died from lung cancer at age 67.
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Died this day in 1950, Harry Lauder (Henry Lauder) Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, entertainer, comedian, singer Roamin' in the Gloamin. Born 08/04/1870, he died of pneumonia at age 79.

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Died this day in 1967, Harry McNaughton, Surbiton, England comedian It Pays to be Ignorant. Born 04/29/1896, he died at age 70.
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