Comedian David Brenner died Saturday in New York City, a family representative told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 78 and reportedly had cancer.
He was a headlining regular in Las Vegas after his career exploded in 1971 after he became a Johnny Carson favorite. Brenner reportedly held the record for most appearances (158) on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” which he hosted 75 times, the report said.He moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago and was in the news when he became engaged to Olympic figure skater Tai Babilonia in Central Park in May 2005.
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