Bill Dana who was best known for his “Jose Jiminez” character on televison, was also a talented comedy writer who wrote the classic “All in the Family” episode with Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. He passed away at age 92 this weekend. I had the chance to talk with Bill several years ago on WSRQ radio which is posted below.
Dick Gautier was a talented comedian, actor and artist. He is best remembered for his role as Hymie the Robot on “Get Smart”. He appeared on Broadway in “Bye Bye Birdie” and was a staple on game shows in the 1970’s and ’80’s including “Tattletales” and “Password”. He passed away this weekend at age 85.
Garry Shandling passed away at age 66 on March 24th. He was a talented comedy writer before he became known as a great standup comedian. He guest hosted for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show”. He had 2 successful comedy series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show”. This is his first appearance on the “Tonight Show” in 1981.
Bob Elliott was a talented comedian, broadcaster and writer and one-half of the classic comedy/broadcast team of Bob and Ray. He passed away at age 92 today. Here is one of Bob and Ray’s classic comedy routines, the Slow Talkers of America.