Merrill Markoe

Born Aug 13, 1948

Merrill Markoe is an author, an Emmy Award-winning television writer and a sometime standup comedienne.

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1948 Birth Born on August 13, 1948.


1970 21 Years Old Markoe was born in New York City. Her family moved several times including stays in Miami, Florida and San Francisco, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a B.A. in Art in 1970 and an M.A. in 1972. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old After auditing scriptwriting classes and doing research for the head writer of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Markoe was hired as writer for the 1977 revival of Laugh-In, joining a team that included Robin Williams.
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In 1978, she was part of the cast of Mary Tyler Moore's first attempt at a variety show, the eponymous Mary, along with future partner David Letterman. … Read More


1997 48 Years Old She appeared in two episodes of Space Ghost Coast to Coast from 1997–1998 as the unwilling subject of the eponymous late night talk show host's affections.


2005 56 Years Old In 2005, Markoe was a regular panelist on Animal Planet's Who Gets the Dog? … Read More
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