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||Died: || May 24, 2008
|Born: || January 30, 1922
||Cause of Death: || respiratory complications
|| Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
comedian, actor, director
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Was a staff writer for the radio situation comedy, "Duffy's Tavern"
Formed (with Dan Rowan) the comedy team Rowan and Martin; playing mostly in nightclubs
Frequently co-hosted (with Dan Rowan) the NBC's "Colgate Comedy Hour"; alternating with Martin and Lewis
Co-starred (with Dan Rowan) in their film debut, Hal Kanter's comedy western "Once Upon a Horse..."
Played the boyfriend of Lucille Ball in her comeback sitcom, "The Lucy Show" (CBS)
With Rowan, returned to the nightclub circuit
Became well known for his role as the co-host of NBC's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"
Made TV directing debut, directing several episodes of "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS)
Hosted the short-lived game shows, "The Cheap Show" (1978) and "Mindreaders" (1979)
Directed several episodes of the Showtime series, "Brothers"
Helmed episodes of the CBS' sitcom "Newhart" starring Bob Newhart
Guest-starred on the short-lived Newhart sitcom, "Bob" (CBS); also directed episodes
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