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Mabel Normand Mabel Normand was probably the most successful comedienne of the silent screen era. Nobody know exactly when she was born. Sources list 1892, 1893, and 1895 as possible years for Mabel's birth. She started to appear in movies in 1909 and was one of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. By 1913 Mabel was writing, directing, and starring in films. Like any good movie star, Mabel was involved in a few scandals. Sadly she died of tuberculosis in 1930 and is only well known to silent films buffs today.
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Added: 9th March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Imogene Coca on Whats My Line Comedienne Imogene Coca appears as a mystery challenger on this episode of What's My Line from April 1, 1956.
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Imogene  Coca 
Added: 12th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Martha Raye on Whats My Line Comedienne Martha Raye appears as a mystery challenger on this episode of What's My Line from December 11, 1955.
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Martha  Raye 
Added: 12th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Banned at Victorias Secret - Chick Comedy Tags: Banned  at  Victorias  Secret  -  Chick  Comedy  Victorias    Secret    bras    lingerie    underwear    Diane    Nichols    funny    female    stand-up    comic    comedian    comedienne    ladies    women    chicks    girls    comedy    ComedyTime    Comedy    Time    Chick     
Added: 23rd March 2010
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Posted By: Cliffy
Eric Campbell - Chaplin Nemesis If you've seen any of Charlie Chaplin's best comedy shorts, you've probably seen Eric Campbell. Campbell, a native of Scotland, played opposite Chaplin in a dozen films in 1916 and 1917. Campbell's daunting 6-foot-5, 300-pound frame made him perfect as a foe for the diminutive Chaplin. Despite his menacing figure, Campbell was a gentle soul whose final year was marred by terrible tragedy. On July 9, 1917, Campbell's wife died suddenly of a heart attack after dining at a Santa Monica restaurant near their home. Walking to a nearby store to buy a mourning dress, Campbell's 16-year-old daughter, Una, was hit by a car a seriously injured. That September, Campbell met Pearl Gilman, a vaudeville comedienne with a family reputation for gold-digging. Just five days after they met, Campbell and Gilman were married. (Daughter Una, still recuperating at a friend's home in Santa Monica canyon, was not told of the wedding for several weeks.) Less than two months after marrying the gentle giant, Gilman sued him for divorce, claiming her new husband abused her with his heavy drinking and profanity. Campbell moved into the Los Angeles Athletic Club, taking a room next to his best friend Chaplin. At a cast party Campbell got drunk. Driving home on December 20, 1917 at 4 a.m., Campbell crashed his car and was killed. He was 39. Campbell's ashes remained unclaimed for more than 30 years.
Tags: Eric  Campbell  actor  silent  films  Chaplin 
Added: 9th February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Awful Lucille Ball Statue has Fans in Uproar In 2012 a bronze statue of beloved comedienne Lucille Ball was unveiled in her hometown of Celeron, NY. The reaction to 'Scary Lucy' (as the locals call it) has been overwhelmingly negative. Most Lucy fans think the statue bears little resemblance to the late, great TV icon. One person described it as "looking like a drunken zombie." There has been renewed interest in Scary Lucy because recently a Facebook page was created by upset fans who want the statue taken down. In a 2015 interview, artist Dave Poulin said he too was disappointed with the final product and hopes to get a chance to create a better replacement. The statue was funded by private donations.
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Added: 8th April 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964

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