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Dick Martin

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Birthday
30, 1922
Birthplace
Battle Creek, MI
Death Date
May 24, 2008 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1922
Birthplace
Battle Creek, MI
Death Date
May 24, 2008 (86)

About

Comedian and director who co-hosted Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In comedy program from 1968 to 1973. The show was memorable for its satire, gags, and catchphrases.

Before Fame

He played a drunken Shakespearean actor in nightclubs and comedy clubs across the U.S.

Trivia

He hosted two game shows in the late '70s - one was called The Cheap Show, and the other was called Mind Readers.

Family Life

He married Peggy Connelly on November 13, 1957. The couple later divorced. He was married to Dolly Read until his death in 2008. He had two sons, Richard and Cary.

Associated With

Richard Nixon coined his famous phrase, "sock it to me," while appearing on Martin's show.

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