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Veteran Comic Actor and Laugh-In star Arte Johnson Dead at 90

Published Thu Jul 04 2019 By rhyss
Veteran Comic Actor and Laugh-In star Arte Johnson Dead at 90

Comedy great Arte Johnson is no more with us! 

Arte Johnson, who was famous for his role in the hit series, 'Laugh-In' passed away at the age of 90. His family representative confirmed the news of his death and revealed the cause of death as due to 'heart failure.'

The master of ad libs, dialects, and double-talk, Arte took his last breath at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. He was battling with prostate and bladder cancer for three years.

Johnson is famous for his portrayal in the award-winning series, Laugh-In for which he even won an Emmy back in 1969.

Arte Johnson, known for his work in 'Laugh-In' passed away at the age of 90. (Source: News 9)

In the series, he became a household name for his enactment of a German storm Trooper who used to whisper, 'Verry Interesting' in a hilarious way, so much so that his co-stars would burst out laughing. According to the late actor, he got the idea of using such accent after watching Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan in the 1942 movie, "Desperate Journey."

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He worked in the series for four years before moving onto other comic roles. Apart from his gig in Laugh-In, he also tried his hands on "The Twilight Zone" and "Love at First Bite."

Born and raised in Michigan, Arte, initially, moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and landed roles in shows like "Bewitched" and "Make Room for Daddy." Furthermore, he made guest appearances in several hit shows including "General Hospital", "The Gong Show", and "The Match Game."

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The late comedian left behind his wife of 50-years, Gisela Johnson. The couple didn't share any children.