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President Gerald Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.   

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It began on this day in 1941.

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The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then
renamed it New York on this day in 1664.
 

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NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap"
on this day in 1966. The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar
(September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014)

Comic actor and writer Sid Caesar is best known for
two pioneering 1950s live NBC television series:
Your
Show of Shows
, which was a 90-minute weekly show
watched by 60 million people, and its successor,

Caesar’s Hour, both influenced later generations of
comedians.

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The comedy team of Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

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BOB NEWHART IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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George Robert Newhart

Actor/comedian Bob Newhart starred in The Bob Newhart Show on CBS
(1972-1978) as well as the sitcoms Newhart and Bob. He made several
appearances on various variety shows, such as The Dean Martin Show,
The Ed Sullivan Show, and guest hosted The Tonight Show 87 times. He
studied at Loyola Law School but never completed his degree and worked
as an accountant.

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SHELLEY BERMAN IS DEAD AT 92

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Sheldon "Shelley" Berman
(February 3, 1925 – September 1, 2017)

(AP) –Comedian Shelly Berman, whose groundbreaking routines
in the 1950s and 1960s addressed the annoyances of everyday
life, has died. Publicist Glenn Schwartz says Berman died Friday
morning from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Bell Canyon,
California.

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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED AT 69

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Jay Thomas (Jon Thomas Terrell)
  (July 12, 1948 – August 24, 2017)

Jay Thomas, was an actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. He was heard in
New York in the mid-1970s and in Los Angeles beginning in 1986 on KPWR "Power
106", where he hosted the station’s top-rated morning show until 1993. His notable television work included his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on ABC’s Mork &
Mindy
(1979–81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on NBC’s Cheers (1987–89), 
and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown (CBS). He won the
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990
and 1991 for portraying Gold. Thomas had been battling cancer. His wife, Sally,
and his sons, Sam, Jake, and J.T., were by his side when he died yesterday.

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Jay Thomas (left) with Ted Danson at the bar in “Cheers”.

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A COMEDY LEGEND HAS DIED AT 91

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Jerry Lewis  (Joseph Levitch)
(March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Lewis died this morning of natural causes at his home
in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:15 AM (PT). His manager Mark
Rozzano said Jerry “passed peacefully.”


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The comedy team of Jerry Lewis (left) and Dean Martin in 1949.  




 

 

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