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Celebrity Deaths in Comedy

  • Bob Elliott, 92 (1923 - 2016)

    Bob Elliott

    Bob Elliott, who was one-half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray, has died. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Marty Ingels, 79 (1936 - 2015)

    Marty Ingels

    Marty Ingels, a raspy-voiced comedian, actor and talent agent who was married to singer and actress Shirley Jones for nearly 40 years, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to The Associated Press. He was 79. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marty Ingels, a comedian, actor and talent agent who was married to actress Shirley Jones for nearly 40 years, has died in Los Angeles. He was 79. A statement on...

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  • Jack Carter, 93 (1922 - 2015)

    Jack Carter

    Comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure on Sunday June 28th at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 93. He had a long career in Hollywood that included appearances in movies, on Broadway and he guest starred on many television series. By SUE MANNING, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him...

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  • Tom Koch, 89 (1925 - 2015)

    Tom Koch

    The Associated PressLAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran comedy writer Tom Koch (kuk), who when he wasn't creating sketches for the legendary comedy team Bob and Ray invented a nonsensical, nearly impossible to play sport called squamish, has died at age 89.The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1F6ELxU) Koch died March 22 at his Laguna Woods, California, home. His son John says the cause...

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  • Joan Rivers, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    Joan  Rivers

    SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — On "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society's double-standard for women. "A girl, you're 30 years old, you're not married, you're an old maid," she said. "A man, he's 90 years old, he's not married, he's a catch." At the time, it was rare to see a female comic onstage, and even rarer for an entertainer to talk...

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