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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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 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

In 1961, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot called, "My Wife's Brother", about a brother-in-law who moves in with his sister's family and sends their lives into a turmoil. The series also featured Dick Martin and Carole Cook. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rowan & Martin | Rowan and Martin


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on the end of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In] We just ran dry. If you consider the amount of material that had to be consumed and heard, it was monumental. Dick and I would open every show with a monologue, and we'd have what they call the middle monologue, and then we'd have a monologue at the end. You're talking about more than 300 monologues. It's difficult enough to find something to talk about -... See more »


He and Dick Martin became famous as the comedy team of Rowan and Martin. See more »


Catchphrase, "You bet your sweet bippy!"

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