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Famous funnyman Bill Daily dead at 91

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 08, 2018
11:25 A.M.

William Daily, more commonly known as Bill Daily, was known as a very funny individual, unfortunately, he won't be able to spread smiles anymore after passing away at the age of 91.

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The experienced actor drew his last breath on Tuesday, September 4. 2018, of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The news of his passing was shared with the Hollywood Reporter by his son, J. Patrick Daily, who confirmed the loss of one of the greatest people on television history.

Daily was most famous for his supporting roles on "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Bob Newhart Show," and he used to describe himself as a 'second banana.' Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

The late actor starred on NBC's "I Dream of Jeannie" for five whole seasons and then moved on to CBS' "The Bob Newhart Show,' where he stayed from 1972 to 1978.

During that time, he struggled with dyslexia, which forced him to work twice as hard as the average artist to memorize all of his lines in order to play his part perfectly.

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NO FATHE FIGURE

In 1972, he also had a small role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," where he played an incompetent city councilman. Due to his energy behind and in front of the camera, his presence on set was usually sought after by producers.

Born in 1927, in Des Moines, Iowa, Daily used to joke about growing up without a father, claiming that his father once 'went out for a loaf of bread' and never came back.

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USING COMEDY AS A MASK

Due to his dyslexia, he tried to make people laugh in order to distract them from his condition, and realized that it worked quite well. That funny vein would follow him throughout his life, earning him many friends and admirers along the way.

Recently, another legend, by the name of Burt Reynolds, has also passed away after suffering a heart attack at Jupiter Medical Center, in Florida, leaving behind a legacy that only a few can come close to.

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