Thursday, July 25, 2019

"Laugh-In" Comic Actor Arte Johnson 1929-2019 Memorial Video

Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019) was an American comic actor who was a regular on television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In — where he played characters including a German soldier with the catchphrase "verrrry interesting..." and an old man who habitually propositioned Ruth Buzzi's spinster character.

Johnson retired from acting in 2006.

Johnson lived in Southern California with his wife, Gisela. He was a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, having been diagnosed and successfully treated in 1997. Johnson died on July 3, 2019, after being ill for three years with bladder and prostate cancer; he was 90. His ashes were sprinkled off Hawaii.

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