TV co-host who received widespread attention for his productions Wacky Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
He hitchhiked to Los Angeles and found his first job as a mail room assistant at Paramount Pictures.
He was a famous American comedian and he co-hosted a show with Dick Martin.
He married third wife, Joanna Young in 1974.
Richard Nixon said that appearing on Rowan's comedy show helped him get elected.