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Dan Rowan (1922–1987)

Dan Rowan was a comedian most famous as the straight man to Dick Martin, with whom he co-hosted the watershed TV program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) from 1968-1973. The comedian debuted into small-town life as Daniel Hale Rowan in Beggs, Oklahoma on July 22, 1922, the son of show people. As a child, Rowan toured the carnival circuit with ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series) (producer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald, 1967-1974" (1986) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rowan & Martin | Rowan and Martin


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I'm not altogether convinced that this is a profession for grown men. What I'd like is to get on a 55-foot steel hull craft, an old North Sea trawler, bundle up my bride and take off for the Greek islands for a year. I'd fish, sail and write pearly words on my Big Chief pad and for this somebody would send me bags of money. See more »


Former father-in-law of Peter Lawford. See more »


Catchphrase, "You bet your sweet bippy!"

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