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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 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 his mother in father ... See full bio »

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

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Laugh-In Producer
The Maltese Bippy
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 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972-1973 Laugh-In (TV Series) (producer - 24 episodes)
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- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... (producer)
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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:

Dan & Adriana | Rowan & Martin | Rowan and Martin


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[1958] Three years ago I was living in a cheap hotel room in New York with a two-burner hot plate. I'd buy a dozen franks, carrots, potatoes, anything I could boil. For entertainment, you'd get on the subway and go catch a 49 cent movie. See more »


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 744-746. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »


Catchphrase, "You bet your sweet bippy!"

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