Arte Johnson, comedian, dead at 90

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 15:01:23-04

Arte Johnson, a staple on the '60s and '70s sketch show "Laugh-In," died Wednesday at the age of 90, his family told both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter .

Johnson played a number of characters on "Laugh-In," but is perhaps best remembered for his character Wolfgang — the German soldier who thought World War II was still going on.

Outside of "Laugh-In," Johnson was a consistent fixture on TV from the '60s to the late '90s, an often lent his voice to animated features, including on The Smurfs from 1983-1988 and Animaniacs from 1994-1997.

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