1945- Born on August 14th in Waco, Texas. An American comedian, writer, and producer who began his career as a stand up comic and eventually achieved success in motion pictures, television, Broadway, and literature.
1967 - He accepted a contract to write for the hit television show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1969 - He won an Emmy Award. Within a few years, he was writing for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and other top variety shows of the era.
1976 - Hosted an episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, the first of more than 25 appearances on the show throughout the years.
1977-1978 - Martin had success as a recording artist: his "Let's Get Small" and "A Wild and Crazy Guy" comedy albums earned Grammy Awards, and his hit single "King Tut" sold more than a million copies.
- Martin wrote and starred in his debut film, the Oscar-nominated short subject "The Absent-Minded Waiter".
1979-1984 - Extended collaboration with writer-director-actor Carl Reiner on the hit comedies "The Jerk", "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", "The Man with Two Brains", and "All of Me".
1998 - He wrote a series of well-received satiric articles for The New Yorker magazine, later published in the best-selling collection "Pure Drivel".
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