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SMOTHERS BROTHERS ENTERTAIN
Tom (left) and Dick Smothers entertain a large audience at the Suncoast Casino in Las Vegas NV., January 23, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers (born November 20, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician. He is best known for being half of the musical comedy team, the Smothers Brothers, with his older brother Tom.

Smothers was born in New York City, the son of Ruth (née Remick), a homemaker, and Thomas B. Smothers, an army officer. After moving to Southern California, he attended Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, California, and graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, and later attended San José State University then called San Jose State College. At SJSC, Smothers participated as a distance runner for the track team (coached by Lloyd (Bud) Winter.

The Smothers Brothers appeared on numerous television shows over the past three decades, including two variety shows of their own, The Smothers Brothers Show from 1965 to 1966, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967. Without Tom, he also appeared in the 1995 Martin Scorsese-directed film Casino in an uncharacteristically serious role as a dishonest Nevada State Senator.

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