Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85November 27, 2022 GMT
Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85.
Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday.
Joseph Sabino Mistick: Insults & injuriesMay 6, 2018 GMT
Every morning, America awakens to the latest round of insults that have been exchanged among politicians and their followers in what has become an endless national game of the dozens.
The dozens is played by young American black men, using words as weapons, usually on street corners and before a crowd.
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017December 31, 2017 GMT
They made music that inspired legions of fans.
Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music...
Don Rickles dies at 90April 14, 2017 GMT
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90April 7, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — He was only kidding.
Really. Don Rickles loved everybody: black or white, gay or straight, fat or thin...
Reaction to the death of insult comedy legend Don RicklesApril 7, 2017 GMT
Reaction to the death of comedy legend Don Rickles:
"He was the love of my life. Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life...
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90April 6, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday...
Inside Kirk Douglas’s intimate 100th birthday celebrationDecember 10, 2016 GMT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked confidently into the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday afternoon to celebrate his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family.