Sunday, May 25, 2008

 

Dick Martin (1922 - 2008)

Dick Martin, a veteran nightclub comic who with his partner, Dan Rowan, turned a midseason replacement slot at NBC in 1968 into a hit that redefined what could be done on television, died Saturday night of respiratory complications at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to The Associated Press. He was 86. Survivors include his wife, Dolly Read, and two sons, actor Richard Martin and Cary Martin. (Source: International Herald Tribune)

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