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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 19

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎭Desi Arnaz Jr. -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1953
Hall of Famer, TV Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, CA; Lucille Ball & Desi's son
Misc: on the first TV Guide cover (born on same day as Little Ricky!)
TV Shows: Here's Lucy (as Craig Carter), Automan (as Walter)

🎭Denise Boutte -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1982
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Meet the Browns (as Sasha Brown)
Movie Titles: Extreme Love, Why Did I Get Married?, For the Love of Ruth

🎭Frank Caliendo -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1974
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Impressionist
TV Shows: MadTV, Frank TV
Movie Titles: The Comebacks, Hype

🎭Kelly Coffield -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1962
Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: LN:Park
TV Shows: In Living Color
Movie Titles: Field of Dreams, Quiz Show, Jerry Maguire, Scary Movie, The Specials, Bride Wars

🎭🎵🏆Shelley Fabares -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1944
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Pop Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Calif.; PRON:Fah-BAH-ray; RFN:Michelle; Mike Farrell's wife, Nanette's niece
Misc: some say b. in 1942 or 1946
Song Titles: Football Season's Over, Johnny Angel
Album Titles: Shelley!
TV Shows: Walt Disney Presents: Annette, The Mickey Mouse Club (serials, NOT a mouseketeer), The Donna Reed Show (as Mary Stone), Brian's Song (TV movie), Brian Keith Show (as Dr. Anne Jamison), The Practice, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Eleanor Major), Highcliffe Manor, One Day at a Time (as Francine Webster), Coach (as Christine Armstrong Fox), Superman: The Animated Series (as the voice of Martha "Ma" Kent)
Movie Titles: Girl Happy, Spinout, Clambake, Hold On!, A Time to Sing

Sarah Rose Gradalski -- is 22 in the year 2018 and 23 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1996
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Marlee Matlin and Kevin's daughter
Misc: on this day when Marlee became a mother, the same night, Laurie Bey, Marlee's character on Picket Fences, gave birth to a boy; on this day in 1953, Lucille Ball performed the dual birth in real life and on TV

🎵Laurie London -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1944
Singer, English
Song Titles: He's Got the Whole World in his Hands

✍🎭Kipp Marcus -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer
Misc: retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: New Leave It to Beaver (aka Still the Beaver, as Ward "Kip" Cleaver, Beav's son)
Movie Titles: Let It Snow

🎭Paul McCrane -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1961
Actor, Director
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano)
Movie Titles: Fame, Robocop, Rocky II, The Shawshank Redemption

🎭Peter McKenzie -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1961
Actor, Visual Effects Technician
TV Shows: Herman's Head (as Genius)
Movie Titles: The Lord of the Rings (series), King King (2005), The Legend of William Tell, The Last Horror Film

⛪🎭🎵Dolly Parton -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1946
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Humanitarian, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Composer/Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Locust Ridge, Tenn.; MN:Rebecca
Song Titles: Mule Skinner Blues, Joshua, I Will Always Love You, The Bargain Store, The Seeker, Here You Come Again, 9 to Five, Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers)
TV Shows: The Dolly Parton Show (1976 and 1987)
Movie Titles: 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas

🎭William Ragsdale -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1961
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: AP says b. 1961
TV Shows: Herman's Head (as Herman), Grosse Pointe (as Rob Fields)
Movie Titles: Fright Night (series), Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk, The Reaping

🎭Paul Rodríguez -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1955 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, American, Mexican
TV Shows: aka Pablo (as Paul "Pablo" Rivera), El Show de Paul Rodriguez

🎭🎵Katey Sagal -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1954
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: Jean's & Liz's sister
Misc: some say b. 1957 or 1956
Album Titles: Moon Over Brookly, Well..., Room, Sons of Anarchy: Shelter EP, Covered
TV Shows: Married with Children (as Peg Bundy), Futurama (as Leela, voice), 8 Simple Rules (as Cate Hennessy), Sons of Anarchy (as Gemma Teller Morow), A to Z, The Bastard Executioner
Movie Titles: Maid to Order, Recess: School's Out (voice), Futurama (series), Jack and the Beanstalk, There's Always Woodstock, Pitch Perfect 2

🎭Erin Sanders -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1991 N.S.
TV Shows: Zoey 101 (as Quinn Pensky), Big Time Rush (as Camille Roberts), Melissa and Joey (as Chris in 3 episodes)
Movie Titles: Guilty at 17

🎭Raynor Scheine -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1942
Movie Titles: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, My Cousin Vinny, Fried Green Tomatoes

🎭💻Jodie Sweetin -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1982
TV Actress, Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: Full House (as Stephanie Tanner, also on Fuller House)
Movie Titles: Port City

🎭Bitsie Tulloch -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1981
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: aka Elizabeth Tulloch
TV Shows: Grimm
Movie Titles: R2D2: Beneath The Dome (mockumentary produced by George Lucas), The Artist, Parkland, Concussion

🎭Shawn Wayans -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/19/1971
Names/Places: Damon, Marlon, Kim, & Keenen's brother
TV Shows: The Wayans Brothers (as Shawn)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie (series), White Chicks, Little Man

🎭Nicholas Colasanto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1924 d.2/12/1985 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, Director
Misc: directed episodes of Run For Your Life, Bonanza, Starsky & Hutch, Streets of San Francisco, & others
TV Shows: Cheers (as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso)

🎵Shirley Ellis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1929 d.10/5/2005 (76)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer, Soul Singer

🎭Johnny Haymer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1920 d.11/18/1989 (69)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (as Sgt. Zale)

🎭🎵Ish Kabbible -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1908 d.6/5/1994 (86)
Comedian, Cornetist
Names/Places: RN:Merwyn A. Bogue
Misc: some sources say b. 1897 or 1906
Group Names: Kay Kyser Group

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🎭🎵Bob McFadden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1923 d.1/7/2000 (76)
Actor, Commercial Actor, Singer
Misc: television commercial voiceover actor best known as the parrot's voice for Whisk commercials in the 1970s; also providing voices for commercials for Frankenberry cereal and Pepperidge Farm foods, among others; voiced number of comedy albums including a spoof on the Kennedy family in the white house called "The First Family", also "The Mummy" with Rod McKuen as Dor

🎵🎸Robert Palmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1949 d.9/26/2003 (54)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:Alan
Misc: Weird Al Yankovic parodied one of his songs into "Addicted to Spuds" while John Mammoser did "My Girlfriend is Inflatable" out of another one of his
Group Names: Power Station, soloist
Song Titles: Bad Case of Loving You, Looking For Clues, Some Like It Hot, Get It On Bang a Gong, Addicted To Love, Hyperactive, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, Simply Irresistible
Album Titles: Clues, Riptide, Heavy Nova

✍📰Edgar Allan Poe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1809 d.10/7/1849 (40)
Hall of Famer, Author, Short Story Writer, Poet, Literary Critic, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Boston, MA; d. in Baltimore, Md.
Misc: widely regarded as the central figure of Romanticism
Book Titles: The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart

⛪🎭Jean Stapleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/19/1923 d.5/31/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Christian Scientist, TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Jeanne Murray
TV Shows: All in the Family (as Edith 'Dingbat' Bunker), Bagdad Cafe (as Jasmine)
Movie Titles: You've Got Mail

🎭Ballard Berkeley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/19/1988 (83)
TV Shows: Fawlty Towers (as Major Gowen)

🎭Adriana Caselotti -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1916 d.1/19/1997 (80)
Cartoon Voice Actress
Movie Titles: Snow White

William Congreve -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1670 J-LD d.1/19/1729 J-LD (58)
Poet, Satirist, Playwright, English
Misc: known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period

🎭Miguel Ferrer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1955 d.1/19/2017 N.S. (61)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: George Clooney's first cousin, Rosemary Clooney and Jose's son
TV Shows: Twin Peaks (as Albert Rosenfield), On The Air (as Bud Budwaller); Crossing Jordan (as Deputy/Chief Medical Examiner Garret Macy, M.D.)
Movie Titles: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Robocop, Mr. Magoo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Iron Man 3, Rio 2

🎭Alan North -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1920 d.1/19/2000 (79)
Misc: was active since Golden Age of live TV until his death in 2000
TV Shows: "Love, Sidney", Police Squad (as Capt. Ed Hocken)

🎵🎸Carl Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1932 N.S. d.1/19/1998 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rockabilly Performer
Names/Places: b. in Jackson, Tn.; MN:Lee
Song Titles: Blue Suede Shoes, Boppin' the Blues
TV Shows: Johnny Cash Show (regular)

🎭Suzanne Pleshette -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1937 d.1/19/2008 (70)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Bob Newhart Show (as Emily Hartley), Suzanne Pleshette is Maggie Briggs (star), The Boys Are Back (as Jackie)
Movie Titles: Hitchcock's The Birds

🎵John Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1939 d.1/19/2008 (68)
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Diego, California
Misc: Folk-Rock
Group Names: Kingston Trio, soloist

🎭Norma Varden -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1898 d.1/19/1989 (91)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Hazel (as Harriet Johnson)

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In 1935, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Man Friday” is released.

In 1951, The Chip ʹnʹ Dale film, “Chicken in the Rough” is released.

In 1951, “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat” by Mel Blanc entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1953, Little Ricky Arrives! Desi Arnaz Jr., son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was born the same day as the regularly scheduled show of “I Love Lucy”. He was the second TV baby born; Christopher Stearns was the first.

In 1953, Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV this day, as Lucy Ricardo of “I Love Lucy” gave birth to a baby boy — just as she actually did in real life — following the script to the letter! The audience for the program was greater than that watching the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower the following day. In fact, the Lucille Ball 'baby' story knocked the inauguration off the front page of many major newspapers.

In 1955, Selchow and Richterʹs new game “Scrabble” is now on the market. Chuck Woolery would later host a TV game show version in the 80's.

In 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Jerry Lewis”. Other Articles: Buccaneers, Mama, Sgt. Bilko

In 1957, Philadelphia comedian, Ernie Kovacs, became a major star on this night, when he was able to carry off the task of doing a half-hour TV show without saying a single word of dialogue. We did that on radio, once, and the ratings suddenly soared for some reason.

In 1957, youʹve loved the exploits of the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis…NBC presents for the first time on this stage…Lewis (solo)! Hey laaaaaaaaaaaaaady!

In 1961, the first episode for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed.

In 1963, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Car 54 Where Are You?: Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne” Other Articles: Tony Dow, Itʹs A Manʹs World

In 1963, Black gold, Texas tea and Flatt and Scruggs: “The Ballad Of Jed Clampett” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

In 1966, Actor Burgess Meredith made his first appearance as The Penguin on “Batman”.

In 1967, on TVʹS “BATMAN”, LESLEY GORE plays CATWOMANʹs assistant 'PUSSYCAT' on a two-part episode of “BATMAN,” which gives her a chance to she sing her latest, “CALIFORNIA NIGHTS.” Pussycat hypnotizes Robin, and turns him to Catwomanʹs side before heʹs rescued. {This caper was titled “THAT DARN CATWOMAN”, spoofing a then-popular movie}

In 1967, singer Lesley Gore appeared on the “Batman” TV series as a villain named Pussycat.

In 1970, “Jam Up and Jelly Tight” single by Tommy Roe was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatlesʹ “Helter Skelter” is played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, Manson had written the words “helter skelter” on a mirror.

In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Greg Gets Grounded”, A near accident in the family car results in Gregʹs being grounded; Bobby mentions that Greg had a near accident on the freeway and his parents refuse him car priveleges for a week. Greg has an important rock concert date coming up, and no way to get there.

In 1974, on the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Hope”. Other Articles: Larry Hagman, Chase, Lincoln

In 1974, R.C., “Sister Mary Elephant (Shudd-Up!)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Smokin' In The Boyʹs Room” by Brownsville Station peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. Rock promoter, Bill Sargent, still doesnʹt understand why the group turned down his generous offer.

In 1977, The Disney studio launches “The New Mickey Mouse Club” on TV.

In 1980, R.C., “Money” by The Flying Lizards peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “Happy Birthday” for a Placebo EP.

In 1985, R.C., “Born In The U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart. Cheech would remake it into a parody: “Born in East L.A.” later that year.

In 1988, “Late Night with David Letterman” parodies Jimmy the Greekʹs racist quotes when Letterman notes the superiority of Canadian musicians. The show is halted, NBC president “Robert C. Wright” apologizes, and Dave is fired from NBC Sports, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and all TV comedies (such as they are).

In 1991, “Police” fans Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon annoy “Saturday Night Live” host Sting by singing all of his hit songs on a long elevator ride with him. The sketch, written by Conan OʹBrien, will be recreated much to Stingʹs dismay by an equally creepy fanatic, MTVʹs Kennedy, when the two both guest in 1996 on “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien.”

In 1991, “The Richmeister”, the annoying man by the copier, debut on “Saturday Night Live”.

In 1993, singer Tom Waits was allowed to keep the $2.5 million that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound-alike in a commercial. The Supreme Court refused to change the amount of the award.

In 2000, Five-time Emmy Award-winning actor Don Knotts was honored as the 2,152nd performer to receive a star on Hollywoodʹs legendary Walk of Fame during a dedication ceremony. Knotts is best known as the gangly deputy on “The Andy Griffith Show” currently showing in reruns on the TV Land network. “This show and Don are truly classic TV icons that are loved by generations of TV fans,” said TV Landʹs Larry Jones.

In 2004, yet another worthless reality series, “My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance”, debut on Fox.

In 2004, John Kerry won Iowaʹs Democratic caucuses, while John Edwards placed second; Howard Dean, who finished third, delivered a fist-pumping, bellowing concession speech that was viewed as politically damaging.

In 2008, Death claimed actress Suzanne Pleshette in Los Angeles at age 70.

In 2011, “Retired at 35” began airing on TV Land

In 2015, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” began airing on Comedy Central

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Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
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Gems: garnet and hyacinth
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the garnet is for constancy, and the carnation is for friendship.
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