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Abbott, Bud

James I. Deutsch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film. 1213 words.

Abbott, Bud (02 October 1895–24 April 1974), and Lou Costello (06 March 1906–03 March 1959), a team of comedians on stage, radio, film, and television, were born, respectively, in Asbury...

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Allen, Fred

Alan Havig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio. 1941 words.

Allen, Fred (31 May 1894–17 March 1956), humorist, was born John Florence Sullivan in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of James Henry Sullivan, a bookbinder, and Cecilia Herlihy. Allen...

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Allen, Gracie

Barbara W. Grossman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film. 1627 words.

Allen, Gracie (26 July 1895–27 August 1964), actress and comedienne, was born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco, California, the daughter of George Allen, an Irish clog and...

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Backus, Jim

Ben Alexander.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film. 1100 words.

Backus, Jim (25 February 1913–03 July 1989), actor, comedian, and author, was born James Gilmore Backus in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Russell Gould Backus, a mechanical engineer and...

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Belushi, John

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film. 1147 words.

Belushi, John (24 January 1949–05 May 1982), actor-comedian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Adam Belushi, the owner of a local restaurant, and Agnes (maiden name unknown). John...

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Bennett, William Robertson Russell [Billy] (1887–1942), comedian

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio. 739 words.

Bennett, William Robertson Russell [Billy] (1887–1942), comedian, was born in Glasgow, the son of John Bennett who partnered Robert Martell in the Bennett and Martell slapstick comedy act...

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Benny, Jack

Joseph Boskin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio. 2013 words.

Benny, Jack (14 February 1894–26 December 1974), comedian on radio, in films, and on television, was born Benjamin Kubelsky in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. His...

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Bentine [formerly Bentin], Michael (1922–1996), comedian

David Nathan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 1412 words.

Bentine [formerly Bentin], Michael (1922–1996), comedian, was born on 26 January 1922, in Watford, Hertfordshire, the second of two sons of Adan (later Adam) Bentin, aeronautical engineer,...

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Bergen, Edgar

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Performing Arts. 1551 words.

Bergen, Edgar (16 February 1903–30 September 1978), actor and ventriloquist, was born Edgar John Berggren in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John Berggren and Nell Swanson, stolid Swedish...

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Brambell, (Henry) Wilfrid (1912–1985), actor

David Parkinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1118 words.

Brambell, (Henry) Wilfrid (1912–1985), actor, was born on 22 March 1912 at 6 Edenvale Road, Rathgar, co. Dublin, one of at least two sons of Henry Lytton Brambell, a cashier at the Guinness...

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