Eddie Murphy Joined ‘Saturday Night Live’ as the

It’s hard to imagine the last four-plus decades of television without Saturday Night Live, yet an entertainment scenario minus the NBC comedy sketch show was almost a reality in the early 1980s when the show’s producer Lorne Michaels co-founded the show with the original 30 Went out of the rock were on-screen and writing talent. […]

Inside Robin Williams

The friendship between Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal was initially established to make people laugh in an effort to do good. It deepened into an extremely close bond that lasted for over three decades and career fluctuations as well as personal heights. When Williams committed suicide at her Northern California home on August […]

Lenny Bruce’s Obscenity Trial Challenged

One of the most influential stand-ups in history, Lenny Bruce burst onto the stage in the 1950s, forever replacing comedy with his free-form, no-holds-barred performances. His caustic social commentary made him a legend. But it also targeted him for his critics and law enforcement, leading to a notorious arrest in 1964 that put both Bruce […]

A Stranger Gave a Struggling Carol Burne

Comedy icon Carole Burnett and the millions of people who have watched her Emmy-winning variety series, The Carroll Burnett Show, may not have had the time for the generosity of some anonymous beneficiaries over the years. On at least two occasions, strangers – such as many – were so enamored with Burnett’s raw talent and […]

Doris Day

A recording sensation, a record-setting film star and an animal rights activist, she enjoyed her life as a number of friends. But Doris Marie Ann Kapelhoff, born on April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, only made it easy. Her first love was dance, a career ambition stemming from an injury to her legs when she […]

Chris Farley

With a loud voice, as far as possible according to his routine, take out the physicality and pensions and then move on a bit, Chris Farley gave out-of-control characters that made him a comedy star. But his push-a-envelope approach also pervaded real life, with an incomparable appetite for food, alcohol and drugs. His death, from […]

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