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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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Filmography

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 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972-1973 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)
- Episode #6.20 (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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

His first wife was Miss California 1945, and placed first runner-up to Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945. See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrase, "You bet your sweet bippy!"

Star Sign:

Cancer

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