Thought of by many to be the best get up comic of all time, he put out 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO in his profession and was the primary host of Saturday Night time Dwell in 1975. He was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2008.
Might 12, 1937
New York Metropolis,
Loss of life Date
Jun 22, 2008 (age 71)
He was married to Brenda Hosbrook from 1961 till her demise in 1997. They’d one baby, Kelly, collectively. In 1998 he married his second spouse Sally Wade.
He was court-martialed a number of instances whereas working as a radar technician within the Air Power. He began his profession in radio with Jack Burns, working for radio station KXOL in Fort Price, Texas as comedy duo.
Winner of 5 Grammy awards, he first rose to fame for his notorious “Seven Soiled Phrases” comedy routine which he first carried out in 1972 and which was central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court docket case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Basis. In 2006, he voiced the character Fillmore for the animated function Automobiles.
Lorne Michaels requested him to host the primary episode of his new present Saturday Night time Dwell, which he did on October 11, 1975.