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'Laugh In' comedian Dick Martin dies

May 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Comedian Dick Martin, best known for zany characters on the hit 1960s TV show "Laugh In" has died.Martin died in Santa Monica Saturday night of respiratory complications.

The 86-year-old became a household name as half of the comedy team "Rowan and Martin." The other half was Dan Rowan.

Their variety show provided viewers with non-sequitur jokes, political satire, and madhouse antics.

After they split in the 1970s, Martin became one of the busiest TV directors of the time.


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