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David Letterman

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David Letterman, TV host and comedian, known best for his role as host of his eponymous late night television show.  Before establishing his late night empire Letterman worked as a grocery store stock boy, a local TV weatherman and a writer on the sitcom “Good Times.”

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October 27th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Ray Romano

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Ray Romano, actor and comedian, is known best for his award-winning role of sports writer Ray Barone on the TV sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.”   Romano study accounting in college and worked as a bank-teller and a futon deliveryman before launching his stand-up comedy career.

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October 27th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Greg Giraldo

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Greg Giraldo, comedian, R.I.P, this rising star of comedy entertained audiences on stage and TV with his clever brand of  humor.  Giraldo was a graduate of Harvard Law School and begin his working life as a lawyer.  Tell us your favorite Greg routine or story by clicking below and adding a comment!

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October 15th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Courtney Cox

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Courtney Cox, actress, known best for her role of Monica on the sitcom “Friends” she currently stars in the hit series “Cougar Town.”   Cox briefly studied architecture and design and worked in a concert-booking agency, a video game design firm and as a fashion model.

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October 13th, 2010 at 12:09 am

Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball, comedienne, this legend of comedy gained TV immortality with her groundbreaking series “I Love Lucy.”  Ball worked in an ice cream shop and later as a fashion model.

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October 7th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

George Lopez

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George Lopez, comedian and actor, known for his stand-up routine and hit sitcom, George also host’s his own talk show.  Lopez once worked as an expediter in an aircraft parts factory.

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September 29th, 2010 at 12:21 am

Randy Quaid

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Randy Quaid, actor, this award winning thespian might be best known for his role of Cousin Eddie in the “National Lampoon Vacation” movies.  Quaid once worked as a janitor on Hollywood Boulevard.

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September 20th, 2010 at 12:13 am

Robert Schimmel

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Robert Schimmel, stand-up comedian, this controversial funny man made his mark with self-deprecating material that could sometimes border on x-rated.  Before his big break Schimmel served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a salesman in a stereo store.

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September 6th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Drew Carey

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Drew Carey, actor and comedian, this talented entertainer has added TV game show host to his list of successful undertakings.    Carey worked as a Marine Corps Reservist, a bank teller and a waiter at Denny’s.

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September 1st, 2010 at 1:49 am

Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon, comedian and actor, this Saturday Night Live alum is now the host of his own late night talk show.  Fallon’s work resume includes receptionist and classified ad salesman for an alternative newspaper.