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18 Persons awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor:

Bill Cosby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Also Known As:
Dr. William H. Cosby Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Earned a doctorate in education.
TV shows:Movie:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Kennedy Center Honors 1998.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Billy Crystal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Crystal
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host multiple times of the TV show:Voice actor in animated movie:Movies:TV series:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 4 June 1991.

Bob Newhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Newhart
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 18 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2009.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2002.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 January 1999.

Carl Reiner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Reiner
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Estelle Reiner, until her death.
Younger than Estelle Reiner by 7 years.
father of
step-grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2000.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6421 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Carol Burnett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joe Hamilton, until his death.
Younger than Joe Hamilton by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Broadway plays:Television Academy Hall of Fame 1993.
Kennedy Center Honors 2003.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1985.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1995.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.

Eddie Murphy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Regan Murphy
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Charlie Murphy by 1 year.
step-brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2015.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 26 June 1996.

Ellen DeGeneres

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Portia DeGeneres by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Voice of:in cartoon movie:TV series:which has earned multiple Emmy Awards.
Movies:Married Portia de Rossi in Beverly Hills, California, August 16, 2008, who changed her last name to DeGeneres September 23, 2010.
Judge on TV show:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2012.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 2012.

George Carlin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Denis Patrick Carlin
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his stand-up comedy routines, and political humor.
Movies:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1555 Vine Street for live performance or theater; ceremony: 21 January 1987.

Jay Leno

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Douglas Muir Leno
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show:Collects automobiles.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 April 2000.

Jonathan Winters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1995.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Lily Tomlin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jean Tomlin
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 14 days before her 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Jane Wagner by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV shows:TV series:Kennedy Center Honors 2014.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2003.

Lorne Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows:Producer of movies:Became a US citizen in 1987.
Canada's Walk of Fame 2003.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.
Television Hall of Fame 1999.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2004.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 19 August 1999.

Neil Simon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Neil Simon
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Elaine Joyce by 18 years.

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays:Kennedy Center Honors 1995.
Theater Hall of Fame 1983.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2006.

Richard Pryor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 1998.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 20 May 1993.

Steve Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway musical play:Excellent on the banjo.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kennedy Center Honors 2007.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2005.
American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2015.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.

Tina Fey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Also Known As:
Tina Faye
Nickname(s):
Betty
Tina
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Spokesmodel for American Express credit cards and Garnier Nutrisse.
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2010.

Whoopi Goldberg

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Caryn Elaine Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Book:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2001.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 13 November 2001.

Will Ferrell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Ferrell
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movies:Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2011.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 24 March 2015.
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