Tom Smothers was born February 2, 1937 and Dick Smothers was born November 20, 1938, Governors Island, New York. They both
attended San Jose State College. Together the brothers began a music and comedy act, leading to appearances at San Francisco's
Purple Onion, the Blue Angel in New York, and to nightclub stints in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. Their television variety
programs included The Smothers Brothers Show (CBS, 1965-1966), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969), The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS, 1968), The Smothers Brothers Summer Show (ABC, 1970), and The Smothers Brothers Show (NBC, 1975). In addition, they have appeared in television specials and have issued numerous record albums.
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