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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 »

Known For

Laugh-In Producer
(1967-1973)
(1958)
The Maltese Bippy Sam Smith
(1969)
Off to See the Wizard Simple Simon
(1967)

Filmography

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 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1973 The Rowan and Martin Special (TV Special) (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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Other Works:

Appeared on the discussion program "Take My Advice" on April 2, 1976. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dan & Adriana | Rowan & Martin | Rowan and Martin

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

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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