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  • Mother chose to give birth to him in Canada in order to reduce the medical costs for his delivery.
  • Injured himself in a bicycle accident at age 12, and developed a comedy-and-magic act while recuperating.
  • Served in the Air Force and was stationed in North Africa; performed a magic show for the king of Libya during that time.
  • First dated his second wife Sandra while they were in college, but married her 40 years later.
  • Published an autobiography in 2007 titled Reuben on Wry: The Memoirs of Dave Madden.


  • Nena Arnold — Ex-wife
  • Selena Madden — Daughter
  • Jack Madden — Brother
  • Sandra Madden — Wife
  • Richard Madden — Brother
  • Roger Madden — Father
  • Michael Fox — Son
  • Pat George — Ex-significant Other
  • Verna Burleigh Madden — Mother
  • Mary Francis Madden — Sister


  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States (BA in Radio and Television, 1959)

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  • Birth Name: David Madden
  • Birth Place: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthday: December 17, 1931, Sagittarius
  • Died: January 16, 2014
  • Profession: Actor

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