R.I.P. Arte Johnson (1929-2019)

One star was painfully absent from this year’s Still Laugh-In tribute on Netflix, and that’s because Arte Johnson was in too much pain and sickness to attend. Johnson died today. He was 90. He had previously beaten back non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but a few years ago came down with bladder and prostate cancer. Born Jan. 20, 1929, Johnson got his first major performing experience while in college at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His show business career began in New York City in the mid-1950s, first onstage, and then with some success in TV sitcoms with small parts on several...

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