Comedian Alan Sues Dies at 85

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By Justin L. Ayoub , Christian Post Reporter
December 5, 2011|4:45 pm

Comedian Alan Sues, famous for his role on "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” died last week at the age of 85.

Sues died Dec. 1 while watching television in his California home.

Longtime friend, Michael Gregg Michaud, told the LA Times that Sues was in “failing health the last couple of years, but it was nothing you could put your finger on; just old age."

“Mentally, he was funny and ‘on’ as usual. He was a delightfully funny man, with a wonderful career that spanned six decades,” said Michaud.

Sues started his career doing stand up comedy in the 1950s. He began his television career in "Move over Darling" and appeared on "The Wild Wild West and “The Masks before taking his role on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in 1968.

Ruth Buzzin, who worked with Sues, tweeted: “We lost a very funny man last night, our dear friend Alan Sues, whom you may remember as the funny sportscaster on ‘Laugh-In'...Alan Sues was one of those guys even funnier in person than on camera. Across a dinner table, over the phone…hysterical. We’ll miss him.”

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Sues also had a film career, appearing in films like "The Americanization of Emily" and "A Bucket of Bloods." He also did stage acting, appearing in productions of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Three Musketeers."

Sues recorded an audio book shortly before his death titled "Oh, nothing…” On Sues' website, the book is described as “a collection of show stories, personal anecdotes and whatever else happened to enter my mind at the time of recording.”

The comedian was born in March 7, 1926, in Ross, Calif. He served in the Army during World War II.

 

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