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Inductees for the Year 2015

1. Performing Artists: Modern

  • Modern: Artists (audio recording soloists including stand-up, duos or groups) who first came onto the scene in 1980 or later. Acts must be at least 25 years old. This is the era when novelty acts had much greater difficulty hitting the singles charts and getting airplay on radio.
  • 2015 - Cyndi Lauper (She Bop, Goonies R Good Enough, co-instrumental in reviving the popularity of wrestling.)
  • 2015 - Toni Basil (Mickey, Shopping from A to Z)
  • 2015 - Judy Tenuta
  • 2015 - Eddie Murphy (Boogie in Your Butt)
  • 2015 - Ivor Biggun (Bras on 45)

    2. Performing Artists: Old Timers

  • Old Timers: Artists (audio recording soloists including stand-up, duos or groups) who first came onto the scene in 1955 and no later than 1979, the common era when popular music charts once had an occasional novelty act hitting the top 10 every once in a while. It's also the era when The Dr. Demento show first came onto the syndication radio scene in 1974.
  • 2015 - Firesign Theater (Phil Austin, Philip Proctor, David Ossman, Peter Bergman)
  • 2015 - The Barron Knights
  • 2015 - Mike Nichols
  • 2015 - Elaine May
  • 2015 - Steve Goodman

    3. Performing Artists: Pioneers

  • Pioneers: Artists (audio recording soloists including stand-up, duos or groups) who first came onto the scene prior to the year 1955.
  • 2015 - Paul Frees (as "Big Jim" Buchanan)
  • 2015 - Steve Allen
  • 2015 - Gene Autry (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song)
  • 2015 - Jimmy Durante
  • 2015 - Jerry Lewis

    4. Radio

  • Radio: Artists whose contribution to dementia are primarily for the radio. Comedic actors, comedians, radio commercials, announcers.
  • 2015 - George Burns
  • 2015 - Fred Allen
  • 2015 - Gracie Allen
  • 2015 - Red Skelton
  • 2015 - Eddie Cantor

    5. Screen

  • Screen: Artists whose contribution to dementia are primarily for the screen, with contributions to sound and/or prose secondary. Comedic actors, stand-up (made for visual), stage, announcers, voice actors, TV commercials, comedians.
  • 2015 - Buster Keaton
  • 2015 - Charlie Chaplin
  • 2015 - Jerry Stiller
  • 2015 - Woody Allen (actor)
  • 2015 - Paul Frees (cartoon voicist)

    5a. Screen: TV Shows

  • 2015 - Cheers
  • 2015 - M*A*S*H
  • 2015 - Night Court
  • 2015 - Barney Miller
  • 2015 - The Bob Newhart Show

    5b. Screen: Movies

  • 2015 - American Graffiti (1973)
  • 2015 - National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
  • 2015 - The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • 2015 - The Pink Panther (1963)
  • 2015 - What's Up Doc? (1972)

    5c. Screen: Stage Plays or Musicals

  • 2015 - As You Like It (William Shakespeare, c. 1599)
  • 2015 - Barefoot in the Park (Neil Simon, 1963)
  • 2015 - The Producers (Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, adapted from the 1968 film)
  • 2015 - Groucho: A Life in Revue (Robert Fisher, 1986)
  • 2015 - The Pee-Wee Herman Show (Paul Reubens, 1980)

    5d. Screen: Animated Figure, Animation Program or Film

  • 2015 - The Flintstones
  • 2015 - Tom and Jerry
  • 2015 - Mickey Mouse
  • 2015 - Bugs Bunny
  • 2015 - Scooby-Doo

    6. Prose

  • Prose: Authors, columists, humorists, editorial cartoonists, comic strips, and other people who contribute to dementia on pen and paper or similar means.
  • 2015 - Calvin and Hobbs (Bill Watterson)
  • 2015 - The Family Circus (Bill Keane)
  • 2015 - Blondie (Chic Young)
  • 2015 - Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion)
  • 2015 - Woody Allen (playwright)

    7. Behind The Scenes

  • Behind The Scenes: People whose contribution to dementia is primarily off screen and off the radio. Producers, directors, screenwriters, engineers, company executives, animators, illustrators, painters, etc.
  • 2015 - Ron Howard (director)
  • 2015 - Harold Ramis (director)
  • 2015 - Norman Lear (producer)
  • 2015 - Woody Allen (filmmaker)
  • 2015 - Chuck Barris (TV game show producer)

    8. Non-Participants

  • Non-Participants: People who made most of their contributions to the land of dementia not directly involved in the creation process. Journalists, reviewers, critics, bloggers, historians, documentarists, educators, commentators, show hosts (non-acting), audio or video deejays, and other presenters and non-creators.
  • 2015 - Ed Sullivan (variety show host and journalist)
  • 2015 - Dan Rowan (co-host, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)
  • 2015 - Dick Martin (co-host, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)
  • 2015 - Steve Allen (first Tonight Show host)
  • 2015 - Craig Kilborn (The Daily Show)
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