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Legendary Comedienne Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller, the legendary comedienne who paved the way for many female comics, has died. She was 95.

Diller died Monday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family, TMZ reports. Diller had reportedly fallen recently, but the accident isn't believed to be associated with her death.

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Former Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dies at 79

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson, the British entertainer best known as the original host of Family Feud, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 79.

Dawson died Saturday from complications related to... read more

Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85

Alan Sues

Laugh-In regular Alan Sues has died. He was 85.

Sues died Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, his longtime friend Michael Gregg Michaud told the Los Angeles Times.

"He had been in failing health the last couple of years, but it was nothing you could put your ...
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Keck's Exclusives: Jo Anne Worley and a Chupacabra Coming to Bones

Jo Anne Worley

This is no Laugh-In matter.

Loopy Jo Anne Worley, 73, most famous for her wacky quips on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, will play a pet psychic on the April 14 episode of Bones. Jo Anne will appear alongside another legendary creature, the mythical Latin American goat-sucking chupacabra.

The episode finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigating the death of a mythbuster television host who is thought to have been offed by the creature... read more

Laugh-In's Dick Martin Dead at 86

Dick Martin by Mark Sullivan/

Dick Martin, best known for his cohosting of TV's irreverent and counter-culture Laugh-In, died Saturday night of respiratory complications. He was 86. Martin, who lost the use of one of his lungs as a teenager, "had had some pretty severe respiratory problems for many years," a family spokesperson tells the AP, and required supplemental oxygen for as much as 18 hours a day. "He had pretty much stopped breathing a week ago." As the hosts of Laugh-In, which debuted in 1968, Dan Rowan (also a veteran nightclub comic at the time) played straight man to Martin. The variety series for two years topped the Nielsens and bore such catchphrases as catchphrases as "Sock it to me" (once delivered by Richard Nixon, in a cameo) and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnall's." Rowan, who suffered from diabetes, died in 1987.Later in his career, Martin was convinced by Bob Newhart to try TV directing, and went on to call the shots on episodes of Newhart, Archie Bunker's Place and Family Ties. &mdas... read more

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Premiered: 1977, on NBC
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Premise: A late-'70s attempt to revive the classic comedy show, minus (among others) original hosts Rowan and Martin. It didn't fare well, but is noteworthy for one of its bit players: a then-unknown Robin Williams. He would soon become a star with `Mork & Mindy.'


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