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Dick Martin (born January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American comedian. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northeast Calhoun County. ...


Very early in his career, Martin was a staff writer for Duffy's Tavern, an extremely popular radio situation comedy. However, Abe Burrows, who was much more actively involved in that series, later claimed that Martin's tenure was very brief and that he made no significant contributions. Duffys Tavern was an American situation comedy radio series that aired from 1941 to 1951. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Abe Burrows (1910- 1985) noted author and director for the stage, particularly Broadway. ...


Martin is best known as co-host of the popular comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1973). Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC network. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ...


He also was a frequent panelist on Match Game since 1975 until 1991 Match Game was a long-running American television game show in which contestants teamed with celebrities trying to answer fill-in-the-blank questions. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Dick Martin on Match Game 78.
Dick Martin on Match Game 78.

He was also the chief director of the 1980s sitcom Newhart as well as the host of the short run Mindreaders game show in the late 1970s. He was a regular on The Lucy Show as next door neighbor Harry Conners from 1962 - 1964. This casting may have been ironic, since Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (on the NBC network) would later run directly opposite Lucille Ball's sitcom (on CBS) in a vicious competition for viewer ratings. Image File history File links DMartinMG78a. ... Image File history File links DMartinMG78a. ... Match Game was a long-running American television game show in which contestants teamed with celebrities trying to answer fill-in-the-blank questions. ... Newhart is a television situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from 1982 to 1990. ... Mindreaders was a game show produced by Goodson-Todman Productions on NBC from August 13, 1979 - January 11, 1980. ... Lucille Ball in still from a 1966 episode of The Lucy Show The Lucy Show was Lucille Balls follow up show to I Love Lucy. ...


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He married Dolly Read (Dolly Martin) on August 22, 1971. He has a son from a previous marriage. Dolly Read (born 13 September 1944 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom) is a 1960s pinup model turned actor. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


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Dick Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (129 words)
Dick Martin (born January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American comedian.
Martin is best known as co-host of the popular comedy-variety show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1973).
He was also the chief director of the 1980s sitcom Newhart as well as the host of the short run Mindreaders game show in the late 1970s.
The Dean Martin Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
Martin was initially reluctant to do the show, partially because he didn't want to turn down movie and nightclub performances.
Martin believed that an important key to his popularity was that he did not put on airs.
Although Martin's act was that of a drunken playboy, the ever-present old-fashioned glass in his hand had apple juice in it.
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