D. Jan 23rd 2005 - Host of The Tonight Show 1962 to 1992
D. Oct 7th 2005 - cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live -- 1980-1981
Born 1948, also a writer has lived in Australia since the 1970's,
1948-1991, was a well known and much loved entertainer and comedian, he is famous for his black singlet, yellow towel around the neck and a characteristic chuckle that he claimed was inspired by Maori children
American comedian, actor & director. He teamed up in the 1950's with Dan Rowan to become a comedy duo. 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' was an American sketch comedy television program which ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968 to May 14, 1973. "Sock it to Me!" b. 30 January, 1922 (Battle Creek, Michigan, USA) d. 24 May, 2008 (Santa Monica, California ) - aged 86
Hailed for his irreverent social commentary, poignant observations of the absurdities of everyday life and language, Carlin often shrugged off attempts to label him as a "difference-maker" in American culture. His 1972 routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," sparked an indecency debate that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Carlin was especially noted for his political and dark humour and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects.
Also an Actor. Known for his Stand-up TV series, "The Bernie Mac Show", he went on to star in such films as "Mr. 3000", "Ocean's Elevens" and "Bad Santa". Born and died Chicago style, 5 October 1957 - 9 August 2008
Adams worked regularly on television with comedian and future husband, Ernie Kovacs and talk show pioneer Jack Paar. Adams did a long-running series of TV commercials for Muriel Cigars. She remained the pitch-lady for Muriel well after Kovacs' death, intoning in a Mae West style and sexy outfit. b. 16 April 1927 (Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA) d. 15 October 2008 (Los Angeles, California)
William; straight man for the team Abbot and Costello
Vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor; 1894-1974
First major star of American television, known as Uncle Miltie; 1908-2002
Influential and controversial; 1925-1966
4th Feb 1915 - 4th Oct 2010, English, also a singer-songwriter and actor
1921-2004; starred in the hit movies 'Caddyshack' and 'Back to School'.
And social commentator;1879-1935; "I never met a man that I didn't like."