Tom Smothers

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Smothers in May 2011

Thomas Bolyn "Tom" Smothers III (February 2, 1937 – December 26, 2023)[1] was an American comedian, composer and musician, best known as half of the musical comedy team The Smothers Brothers, alongside his younger brother Dick.

Smothers was born on February 2, 1937 in New York City, New York.[2] He studied at Redondo Union High School and at San José State University. He was married two times. He had two children.

In July 2023, Smothers announced he had been diagnosed with stage two lung cancer.[3] He died from the disease at his home in Santa Rosa, California, on December 26, 2023, at the age of 86.[4]

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  1. Tom Smothers on IMDb
  2. Tom Smothers Biography (1937-)
  3. Cowan, Lee; Morgan, David (July 9, 2023). "Catching up with the Smothers Brothers". CBS News. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  4. France, Lisa (December 27, 2023). "Tom Smothers, one half of famed comedy duo, dies at 86". CNN. Retrieved December 27, 2023.

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