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Published Date: 12/26/2014
Legendary comedian Jack Benny, who died Dec. 26, 1974, at age 80 of pancreatic cancer, enjoyed a stunning 50-year career, transitioning from vaudeville to radio to film and television – and shining in each medium. For laughs, he introduced audiences to Jack Benny the...
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Published Date: 12/9/2014
Redd Foxx was one of the kings of stand-up comedy in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, recording more than 50 comedy albums and becoming one of the first black comedians to play to white audiences on the Las Vegas Strip. He continued his groundbreaking career with a starring...
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Published Date: 12/2/2014
Desi Arnaz played many roles during his life: actor, musician, father, husband, producer and co-creator of television reruns through his groundbreaking comedy, "I Love Lucy." Together with his real-life wife, Lucille Ball, Arnaz helped to revolutionize television...
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Published Date: 12/1/2014
Richard Pryor is one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. His stand-up act helped set the tone for decades of comedy to come, and the Comedy Central television channel ranked him at the very top of their list of all-time greatest...
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Published Date: 11/29/2014
Comedian Patrice O'Neal, who died Nov. 29, 2011, at 41 of complications of a stroke, was often described as loud and fearless. A hulking, 6-foot-4 man weighing at least 300 pounds, O'Neal was a large presence onstage and off, intimidating audiences of strangers as well...
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Published Date: 11/28/2014
Four years have passed since the death of Leslie Nielsen, one of cinema's greatest success stories. During his 62-year career, Nielsen played over 220 characters in more than 250 films and television programs, earning a reputation early as a serious leading man....
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