Dick Martin

Dick Martin


1/30/1922, Detroit, Michigan, USA



Birth Name

Thomas Richard Martin



Also Known As

Richard Martin
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Comedian Dick Martin began his career with partner Dan Rowan as the comedy team of Rowan and Martin in 1952. The duo appeared on NBC television's Colgate Comedy Hour which established their name. It wasn't until 1968 with the onset of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In that the comedic…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dick shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Dan Rowan. It is located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

    • As a teenager, Dick lost a lung due to suffering from tuberculosis.

    • Dick Martin met Dan Rowan in 1952. They became a comedy partnership until 1977 when they split amicably.

    • Dick Martin married a London Playboy bunny, Dolly Read, twice. They were married on August 22, 1971, but were divorced in 1975. However, they were remarried on May 11, 1978 and remained married until his death on May 24, 2008.

    • Dick Martin was first married to Peggy Connelly. They had two sons, Richard Martin and Cary Martin.

    • After graduating from high school, Dick Martin worked in a Ford car assembly plant.

  • Quotes

    • Dick: My life has been divided into three parts in the show-business world: nightclubs, television, and then I was a director for 30 years of television shows. And I think the most fun I ever had was nightclubs. I loved nightclubs.

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  • Laugh In is was one of my earliest television memories and I am sure the shows fast pace was so appealing to my young attention and nonexistent span

    This is going to sound very strange. A few days ago I was in contact with Dave White (Talking Television With Dave White) and we were talking about me being on his June 3rd show to discuss Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

    Laugh In is was one of my earliest television memories and I am sure the shows fast pace was so appealing to my young attention and nonexistent span.

    Last night I was doing some research on the show and was especially enjoying the following interview for the Archive of American Television http://tvinterviewsarchive.blogspot.com/2008/01/look-that-up-in-your-funk-and-wagnalls.html

    You can imagine my shock and surprise when I wake up this morning to learn that Dick Martin died last night. He was an amazing comedian, actor, writer and director. I will be talking about Mr. Martin very soon, but for right now it is just comforting to know that Dan & Dick are back together again.

    Dan Rowan: "Say good night, Dick."

    Dick Martin: "Good night, Dick!"

    Stay Tuned

    Tony Figueroamoreless
  • Prefer better over Dan Rowan!

    Our now dearly departed friend who passed away at 86. As I grew up watching his show and that he continued to be active in both talk shows and game shows. Showing that he was really charming and funny. Dan Rowan was more of the straight man as Dick was the funny one. But I think that I heard Dick was a lot more nicer and Dan just wasn't a nice guy off screen. The guy will be missed as hopefully his show will be put on DVD in the not too distant future. RIP Dick, you will be very much missed!moreless