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COMEDIAN RIP TAYLOR IS DEAD AT 84

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Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (January 13, 1935 – October 6, 2019)


(FoxNews) – Rip Taylor, the zany
comedian who was a television and
nightclub mainstay for over six decades, has died.

Publicist Harlan Boll said Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills. The
cause of death was unclear.

Taylor first worked as a congressional page before serving in the
Army during the Korean War. His showbiz ascent started with
spots on "The Ed Sullivan Show," where he was known as the
"crying comedian."
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On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting the “Tonight”
show on NBC television. He was introduced by Groucho Marx
(left) who warmed up the audience with a 15-minute monologue.

Jack Paar was the previous host of the show. Carson stayed with
the late night talk show for nearly 30 years. 

Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)

Johnny Carson with second banana Ed McMahon (left).

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watching a series of clips from earlier shows during
the last taping of the "Tonight Show" in 1992.

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Horror author Stephen Edwin King is 72 today.

  
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President Bill Clinton lies about his relationship with Monica
Lewinsky during his televised testimony before a grand jury.  

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 74  years old today.

Actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Steve Martin came to
public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy
Hour
, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s,
Martin performed his offbeat, comedy routines before packed houses on
national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy,
Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright,
pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him
Emmy, Grammy, and
American Comedy awards, among other honors.

In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100
greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an
Honorary Academy Award
at the Academy’s 5th Annual
Governors Awards in 2013.

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