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Inductees for the Year 2016

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.
  • 2016 - Wally Wingert
  • 2016 - The Beastie Boys
  • 2016 - Capitol Steps
  • 2016 - The B-52's
  • 2016 - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson)

    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.
  • 2016 - Oscar Brand
  • 2016 - Bob Newhart
  • 2016 - Lenny Bruce
  • 2016 - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  • 2016 - Lily Tomlin

    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.
  • 2016 - Phil Harris
  • 2016 - Billy Murray
  • 2016 - Billy Jones
  • 2016 - Ernest Hare
  • 2016 - Carson Robson

    4. Radio

  • Radio: Artists whose contribution to dementia are primarily for the radio. Comedic actors, comedians, radio commercials, announcers.
  • 2016 - Mel Blanc
  • 2016 - Phil Harris
  • 2016 - Garrison Keillor
  • 2016 - Edgar Bergen
  • 2016 - Jerry Colonna

    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.
  • 2016 - Carol Burnett
  • 2016 - Beatrice Lillie
  • 2016 - Cassandra Petersen (hostess of Movie Macabre as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)
  • 2016 - Anne Meara
  • 2016 - Dick Van Dyke

    5a. Screen: TV Shows

  • 2016 - Second City Television/SCTV Network 90
  • 2016 - The Monkees
  • 2016 - The Hollywood Squares (1966-1979 era)
  • 2016 - Star Trek
  • 2016 - Gilligan's Island

    5b. Screen: Movies

  • 2016 - Caddyshack (1980)
  • 2016 - The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • 2016 - The Sting (1973)
  • 2016 - Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  • 2016 - Airplane! (1980)

    5c. Screen: Stage Plays or Musicals

  • 2016 - 42nd Street (Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart, 1980)
  • 2016 - The Odd Couple (Neil Simon, 1965)
  • 2016 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, based on the 1952 book)
  • 2016 - The Rocky Horror Show (Richard O'Brien, 1973)
  • 2016 - Little Shop of Horrors (Howard Ashman, 1986)

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

  • 2016 - Gumby
  • 2016 - Yogi Bear
  • 2016 - Huckleberry Hound
  • 2016 - The Pink Panther (cartoon shorts)
  • 2016 - Woody Woodpecker

    6. Prose

  • Prose: Authors, columists, humorists, editorial cartoonists, comic strips, and other people who contribute to dementia on pen and paper or similar means.
  • 2016 - Dave Barry
  • 2016 - Al Capp (Lil' Abner)
  • 2016 - Oscar Wilde (prolific writer)
  • 2016 - E.B. White
  • 2016 - George Orwell

    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.
  • 2016 - Robert Zemeckis
  • 2016 - Paul Terry (Terrytoons screenwriter, director, producer)
  • 2016 - Walt Disney (producer)
  • 2016 - Hal Ashby (director)
  • 2016 - Peter Bogdanovich (director)

    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.
  • 2016 - Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)
  • 2016 - Chevy Chase (first Weekend Update segment host for Saturday Night Live)
  • 2016 - Bob McAllister (children's TV personality)
  • 2016 - Tom Snyder (Tomorrow)
  • 2016 - Richard Dawson (host Family Feud 1976-1985, panelist Match Game 1973-1978)
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