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Barney Martin

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Birth Name: Barney Martin
Death Place: Studio City, California, USA
Died: 03/21/2005

Born March 3, 1923, in the New York City borough of Queens, Martin served as a navigator in the Air Force during World War II, flying some 40-plus missions. After his discharge, he followed his father to the force, enjoying a 20-year career as a New York City police detective and demonstarting a talent for making deputy police commissioners laugh during presentations. His knack for joke-telling earned him a spot writing speeches for various officials, and a second career was born. In the 1950s, he began writing on the side for comedy shows such as "Name That Tune" and "The Steve Allen Show," where he met Mel Brooks, who coaxed Martin into performing. By the end of the '50s, his robust frame ... Continue Bio >>

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