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Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Rippon, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    I will list some well-known American male comedians of the present and recent past. I will list only those who died in the 21st century or living at the present born in 1936 or before.

    Deceased
    Milton Berle :2002
    Bob Hope : 2003
    Alan King : 2004
    Richard Pryor : 2005
    Red Buttons, Don Knotts, Jan Murray : 2006
    Joey Bishop : 2007
    Harvey Korman : 2008
    Charlie Callas : 2011
    Jonathan Winters : 2013
    Sid Caesar : 2014
    Jack Carter : 2015

    Living
    Irwin Corey born :1914
    Dick Van Dyke born : 1925
    Mel Brooks,Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles : born 1926
    Norm Crosby born : 1927
    Jerry Van Dyke born : 1931
    Tim Conway born : 1933
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    The comic greats are passing away. What a generational divide.
     
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    Dick Van Dyke is still alive? I grew up watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a lot lol
     
  3. Rippon

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    Yeah, he turned 90 two months ago. He has long been a favorite of mine. He can still do a fair amount of physical comedy --minus pratfalls.
     
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    Art Carney 2003
    Victor Borge 2000
     
  5. Rippon

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    Yeah, I missed ole' Art. He was very funny.

    Though quite talented, he did not die in the 21st century as the OP pointed out.
     
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    Several sources I checked show Borge death as on 23 December 2000.

    Regardless I still watch him when PBS has a special of one of his program. He was both a very talented piano player and a great comedian. All clean humor and very funny.
     
  7. Rippon

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    Dead.
    Still alive and kicking.
    Both dead.
    All three are still with us.
    Shelly Berman died on September 1, 2017. I wasn't a big fan. But I knew his work somewhat.

    Mort Sahl is still with us. He's 90. There's a book about him called The Last Man Standing.

    He wasn't a typical comedian. He was fearless on stage --just came out with a newspaper and winged it. Yet did quite well. He still performs. He has always kept a clean act. I remember him quite well. I will have to see him on YouTube (when it works for me).
     
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    How could I have forgotten Bill Dana?

    He died at age 92 on 6/15/2017.

    I remember him primarily as the elevator operator on The Danny Thomas Show.

    "My Jose Jimenez."
     
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