Celebrity Deaths in Comedy

  • 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. Ingels died in the Tarzana neighborhood following complications from a stroke, according to a statement issued on behalf of Jones by her manager, Milt Suchin. "He often drove me...

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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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  • Robin Williams, 63 (1951 - 2014)

    Robin Williams

    HAVEN DALEY, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams kept the world laughing, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push him to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had periodic bouts of substance abuse and...

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