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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 25

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎵🎷Benny Golson -- is 89 in the year 2018 and 90 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1929
Arranger, Composer, Tenor-sax, Novelty Singer, Bandleader, Jazz Performer

🎮Toru Iwatani -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1955 N.S.
Video Game Designer, Japanese
Misc: creator of the arcade games Pac-Man and Pole Position

🎭🎮Christine Lakin -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1979
TV Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Commercial Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Wild 'n Out, Step by Step (as Alicia "Al" Lambert), Family Guy (occasional), Melissa and Joey (occasional)
Movie Titles: Race to Witch Mountain, Veronica Mars, The Hottie and the Nottie, Valentine's Day, You Again
Video Games: Might and Magic Heroes, Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, The Walking Dead Season Two, WildStar

🎭🎵Jennifer Lewis -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1957
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: The PJ's (clay cartoon with Eddie Murphy)
Movie Titles: Beaches, Sister Act (series), Poetic Justice, Meteor Man, The Preacher's Wife, Blast from the Past

🎭Dat Phan -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1975 N.S.
Comedian, Vietnamese
Album Titles: You Touch You Buy
TV Shows: Last Comic Standing (winner 2003)

🎵🎸Leon Scheiderman -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1954
New Wave Performer
Group Names: Oingo Boingo

🎭Gregory Sierra -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1941
TV Shows: Sanford & Son (as Julio Fuentes), Barney Miller (as Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale), AES Hudson Street (as Dr. Tony Menzies), Soap (as Carlos 'El Puerco' Valdez), Zorro & Son, Miami Vice (as Lt. Lou Rodriguez 1984)

🎭Paul Taylor -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/25/1976
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Black Dynamite, Christmas with the Kranks, Tinsel Town, The Painting

🎭King Donovan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/25/1918 d.6/30/1987 (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Harvey Helm), Please Don't Eat the Daisies (as Herb Thornton)

🎭🎵Rusty Draper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/25/1923 d.3/28/2003 (80)
Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Farrell H. Draper

🎭Dean Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/25/1931 d.9/1/2015 N.S. (84)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Morgan County, Alabama
Misc: Disney film star; some say b. in 1933, 1935, or 1936
TV Shows: Ensign O'Toole (star)
Movie Titles: Love Bug, Shaggy D.A., That Darn Cat, Other People's Money, Beethoven

🎭🎵Florence Mills -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/25/1896 d.11/1/1927 (31)
Comedienne, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Queen of Happiness

🎨✍Jack Mendelsohn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1926 N.S. d.1/25/2017 N.S. (90)
Animator, Artist, Comic Book Artist, Screenwriter
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (scripter), Three's Company (scripter), The Carol Burnett Show (scripter), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (scripter)
Movie Titles: Yellow Submarine (co-screenwriter)

⛪🎭Mary Tyler Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.1/25/2017 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, New York
Misc: some say b. 1937, but she said she turned 60 on David Letterman the day after in 1996
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Mary Richards), Dick Van Dyke Show (as Laura Petrie), New York News (as Louise Felcott)

🎭Polly Moran -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1883 d.1/25/1952 (68)
Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness

🎭Cliff Norton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1918 d.1/25/2003 (84)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: It's About Time (as Boss), Where's Huddles (as Ed Huddles)

🎵Ray Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1939 d.1/25/2005 (65)
Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Denton, TX
Misc: b. 1935?
Song Titles: Tell Laura I Love Her (a hit Billy Connolly parodied)

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In 1961, Walt Disneyʹs animated movie “101 Dalmations” was released in movie theaters. It cost $4 million to make. A live version was released in 1996.

In 1964, Bill and Camille Cosby got married

In 1964, R.C., “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Welcome Aboard”, Robbie Rist is introduced as a regular member of the cast as the Brady kidsʹ cousin, Oliver, when he comes to visit; Oliver is convinced that he is a jinx to the Bradys, since things seem to go wrong whenever heʹs around. His attitude changes when the Bradys are chosen to appear in a zany Keystone Kop, pie-throwing movie. In a series-killing move after the tragic Greg with Orange Hair episode aired, runaway David Tanny joined the Bradys as Butch, the 14-year old smoking male gigolo who seduces Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, but fortunately, that show never aired. ABC cancelled the series!

In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” single by Village People was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1980, comedian John Belushi of TVʹs “Saturday Night Live” and Blues Brothers music fame jammed with the punk rock group The Dead Boys at “The Whiskey” in West Hollywood, California.

In 1983, Rubioʹs Fish Tacos opens in San Diego. Rubio is the fish head around there. Eat it up. Yum!

In 1985, Roy Blount Jr., and Johnny Carson discuss how to get a better table at a restaurant including pretending to be Michael Jackson, blind, and/or “singing impaired.”

In 1986, NBC broadcasts a 10-second gap of blank air, courtesy of “Saturday Night Liveʹs” Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller “and Ronald Reagan.”

In 1999, the comedy series “Tom Green” premiered on MTV

In 1999, the TV animated series “Dilbert” premired on UPN

In 2000, on Passions, the witch doctor (which has nothing to do with David Seville) turned Tabitha into a fish (not just the head)!

In 2004, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original score honor for his work on the film. He also shares the best original song award with collaborators Fran Walsh and Annie Lennox for the theme “Into the West.”

In 2017, Death claimed actress Mary Tyler Moore at age 80.

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Today is Fri Jan the 25 in the year 2019
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