Charles J. (Dink) Freeman, a longtime standup comedian, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack while bowling at an alley near Chicago. He was 83.
A native of Chicago, he began his career as an editor in Hollywood before a stint in the Army during World War II.
Following the war he became a comedian and, working in Las Vegas, opened for such acts as Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry James. He also worked the lunch and dinner circuits throughout the country.
Freeman is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter; a son; and two brothers.