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20 Persons awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor:

Bill Murray

Real/Birth Name:
William James Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Aloha, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Get Smart, Ed Wood, Meatballs, Tootsie. TV show Saturday Night Live. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2016.

Billy Crystal

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Crystal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host multiple times of the TV show Academy Awards. Voice actor in animated movie Monsters, Inc.. Movies When Harry Met Sally..., Analyze This, My Giant, City Slickers. TV series Soap. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bob Newhart

Real/Birth Name:
George Robert Newhart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Bob. Movies In & Out, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Elf. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carl Reiner

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Reiner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
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 Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming. Television Hall of Fame 1999. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2000. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6421 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carol Burnett

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
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 The Carol Burnett Show. Movies The Four Seasons, Annie. Broadway plays Same Time, Next Year, Once Upon a Mattress. 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. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6439 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 May 1975.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

David Letterman

Real/Birth Name:
David Michael Letterman
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 2012. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2017.

Eddie Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Regan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
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 Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor (1996), Doctor Doolittle, Shrek. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ellen DeGeneres

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
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 Dory in cartoon movie Finding Nemo. TV series Ellen, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has earned multiple Emmy Awards. Movies Reaching Normal, Edtv, Goodbye Lover, Mr. Wrong, Coneheads. 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 American Idol. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Carlin

Real/Birth Name:
George Denis Patrick Carlin
Gender:
Male
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 Jersey Girl, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, With Six You Get Eggroll. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jay Leno

Real/Birth Name:
James Douglas Muir Leno
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Collects automobiles. Television Hall of Fame 2014. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2014. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2000. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 27 April 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jonathan Winters

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Gender:
Male
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 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, Viva Max!, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Real/Birth Name:
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Brad Hall by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Seinfeld, Watching Ellie, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development. Movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Television Hall of Fame 2014. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2018. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 May 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lily Tomlin

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jean Tomlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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 The Incredible Shrinking Woman, I Heart a Huckabee, 9 to 5. TV shows Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Magic Schoolbus, Malibu Country. TV series Grace and Frankie. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2003.

Lorne Michaels

Real/Birth Name:
Lorne David Lipowitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 25 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock. Producer of movies Coneheads, Baby Mama, Wayne's World. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Neil Simon

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Neil Simon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elaine Joyce, until he died.
Older than Elaine Joyce by 18 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Marsha Mason by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays The Odd Couple, Lost in Yonkers, Biloxi Blues, California Suite, Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Theater Hall of Fame 1983. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2006.

Richard Pryor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Gender:
Male
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 Superman III, Silver Streak, Blue Collar. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steve Martin

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Love the Coopers, My Blue Heaven, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheaper by the Dozen, Roxanne, íThree Amigos!, The Jerk. Broadway musical play Bright Star. 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 / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Show Business fame.

Tina Fey

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Also Known As:
Tina Faye
Nickname(s):
Betty
Tina
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Movies Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, Sisters. Spokesmodel for American Express credit cards and Garnier Nutrisse. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2010.

Whoopi Goldberg

Real/Birth Name:
Caryn Elaine Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 21 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Lion King, The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, Sister Act 2, Girl Interrupted, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Long Walk Home, Ghosts of Mississippi. TV series Instinct, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The View, Hollywood Squares. Book Whoopi's Big Book of Manners. 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Will Ferrell

Real/Birth Name:
John William Ferrell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Saturday Night Live, The Office. Movies Elf, Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, The Producers. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2011. Anaheim / Orange County 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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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