Sunday, May 25, 2008

RIP Dick Martin

Dick Martin of Rowan & Martin's Laugh In passed away at the age of 86.

Dan Rowan and Martin were a popular stand-up comedy duo in the 1950s and made several appearances on popular television shows before getting one of their own.

Laugh In was immensely popular and launched the careers of Lily Tomlin and Goldie Hawn. More than that, it set the stage for the golden age of TV comedy in the 1960s.

After Laugh In ended, Martin went on to be a successful television director, helming episodes of Family Ties and The Bob Newhart Show.

He was one of the last television living legends.

I told you we're going to lose some good ones this year.