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Pat Paulsen Half a Comedy... In 1970, the late, legendary comedian Pat Paulsen starred in the Pat Paulsen... more info $19.96was $24.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: April 24, 1997
Born: July 6, 1927 Cause of Death: pneumonia and kidney failure from surgery due to brain and colon cancer
Birth Place: South Bend, Washington, USA Profession: comedian, posting clerk, gypsum miner, photostat operator, hod carrier, trucker

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Pat Paulsen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1968, he began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes. In 1967, he joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS. He joined the acting group the Ric-y-tic Players. Early on in his acting career, Paulsen spent time on a variety of series with roles in "The Wild Wild West" (1965-1970), "The Summer Smothers Brothers Show" (CBS, 1967-68) and "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (CBS, 1967-1972). This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in "Foreplay" (1974) with Zero Mostel. He then appeared in the Barbara Eden comedic drama "Harper Valley P.T.A." (1978), the Sheila Kennedy comedy "Ellie" (1984) and "Night Patrol" (1984). He also appeared in the comedy "Auntie Lee's Meat Pies" (1992) with Karen Black. Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Special" (1988-89), "The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special" (CBS, 1988-89) and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things" (CBS, 1988-89). He also appeared in "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Fun 'n' Games" (CBS, 1988-89). Paulsen last appeared in...

Pat Paulsen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1968, he began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes. In 1967, he joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS. He joined the acting group the Ric-y-tic Players. Early on in his acting career, Paulsen spent time on a variety of series with roles in "The Wild Wild West" (1965-1970), "The Summer Smothers Brothers Show" (CBS, 1967-68) and "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (CBS, 1967-1972). This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in "Foreplay" (1974) with Zero Mostel. He then appeared in the Barbara Eden comedic drama "Harper Valley P.T.A." (1978), the Sheila Kennedy comedy "Ellie" (1984) and "Night Patrol" (1984). He also appeared in the comedy "Auntie Lee's Meat Pies" (1992) with Karen Black. Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Special" (1988-89), "The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special" (CBS, 1988-89) and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things" (CBS, 1988-89). He also appeared in "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Fun 'n' Games" (CBS, 1988-89). Paulsen last appeared in "But... Seriously" (Showtime, 1993-94). Paulsen passed away in April 1997 at the age of 70.

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1.
 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992) Minister
3.
 Ellie (1984) Sheriff
4.
 Night Patrol (1984) Kent
5.
 Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) Otis Harper Jr
6.
 Foreplay (1974) Norman
8.
 But... Seriously (1994)
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Served as a US Marine during WWII
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Joined the acting group the Ric-y-tic Players
1967:
Joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS
1968:
Began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes
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Notes

Recipient of the International Platform Association's Mark Twain Award for outstanding work in the field of comedy.

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wife:
Nona Paulsen. Survived him.

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brother:
Lorin Paulsen. Survived him.

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