Happy Birthday: Phil Hartman (1948–1998)

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philhartman.jpgPhil Hartman (1948–1998)

Born: September 24, 1948 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 28, 1998 (age 49) in Encino, California, USA

Married to:
Brynn Hartman (25 November 1987 – 28 May 1998) (his death) (2 children)
Lisa Strain (18 December 1982 – 7 May 1985) (divorced)
Gretchen Lewis (12 March 1970 – 19 September 1972) (divorced)

I’m 49-years-old and I’m cautious of the fact that very few people in comedy have careers after age 50. I think there’s a notion in our society, and it maybe valid, that people aren’t as funny when they get older. It’s a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth. I do believe that sooner or later I’ll get those great roles like Gary Sinise’s part in Forrest Gump (1994) or Tommy Lee Jones’ as Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995).

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