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Comic Lemaire Dies

16 November 2010 8:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor/funnyman Jack Lemaire has died at the age of 99.

The stand-up comedian passed away on 18 October in Los Angeles due to natural causes, according to Variety.

LeMaire appeared in a number of TV shows throughout his career including 1958's Mac King and 1959's The Lawless Years, while he also toured with Bob Hope and Johnny Grant performing stand-up comedy at United Service Organizations Inc. (Uso) shows.

He famously played Colonel Sanders in a number of KFC TV adverts and was last year seen in a sketch on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show.

LeMaire is survived by a son and two daughters. »

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