Dick Martin

Television Personality
Born Jan 30, 1922

Thomas Richard "Dick" Martin was an American comedian and director, best known for his role as the cohost of the sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973.

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1922 Birth Born on January 30, 1922.


1952 30 Years Old Martin graduated from Michigan State University. Early in his career, Martin was a staff writer for Duffy's Tavern, a radio situation comedy. Martin and Dan Rowan formed the comedy team Rowan and Martin in 1952, and played in nightclubs across the United States and overseas. … Read More


1962 40 Years Old In 1962 Martin worked solo, playing next-door neighbor to Lucille Ball during the first season of her comeback sitcom The Lucy Show.
1966 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He and Rowan returned to the nightclub circuit until 1966, when they were tapped to host the summer replacement series for the Dean Martin Show.
1971 49 Years Old Martin married Playboy Playmate and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls star Dolly Read on August 22, 1971.


1974 52 Years Old They divorced in June 1974, but remarried in 1978 and remained married until his death. … Read More
1978 56 Years Old After Rowan retired from show business, Martin was a frequent panelist on game shows such as Match Game and Password Plus and also hosted two game shows: a parody game show called The Cheap Show in 1978, and Mindreaders in 1979. … Read More


1992 70 Years Old In 1992, he played a small role in the Canadian film North of Pittsburgh, which was directed by his son Richard.
1996 74 Years Old In 1996, Martin guest starred as sociology professor Dr. Ben Littmeyer on 3rd Rock from the Sun.
2008 86 Years Old Martin died on May 24, 2008, of breathing complications in Santa Monica, California. … Read More
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