White House Correspondents' Dinner [Performers]

Historical Political

Performers additional to the headliner became less frequent into the 2010s * Missing: Pedro Vargas, 1944 * Elsie Janis, 1944 * Ed Gardiner, 1944 * Nan Merriman, 1944 * Herb Shriner, 1946 * Paul Draper, 1946 * Sugar Chile Robinson, 1946 * The Four Step Brothers, 1954 * The Peiro Brothers, 1961 * Jerome Hines, 1961 * Richard Goodman, 1962 * The Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue, 1969 * Excludes sitting Presidents

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

6

1944

Frank Black

Vocalist

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

20

1944

Bob Hope

Comedian

33.61% (40 of 119 votes)

36

1944

Robert Merrill

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

1944

Fred Waring

Bandleader

0% (0 of 0 votes)

47

1944

Gracie Fields

Actress

0% (0 of 0 votes)

48

1944

Fritz Kreisler

Violinist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

5

1945

Danny Kaye

Comedian

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

14

1945

Jimmy Durante

Actor

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

18

1945

Frank Sinatra

Vocalist

33.65% (35 of 104 votes)

32

1945

Garry Moore

TV Personality

0% (0 of 0 votes)

38

1945

Danny Thomas

Comedian

0% (0 of 2 votes)

41

1945

Fanny Brice

Comedienne

0% (0 of 3 votes)

13

1946

Ed Sullivan

Commentator

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

15

1946

Larry Adler

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

40

1946

Senor Wences

Ventriloquist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

19

1953

Bob Hope

Comedian

33.61% (40 of 119 votes)

4

1954

Jaye P. Morgan

Vocalist

75.26% (73 of 97 votes)

9

1954

Milton Berle

Comedian

65.38% (34 of 52 votes)

31

1954

The McGuire Sisters

Vocalists

2.22% (1 of 45 votes)

35

1954

Irving Berlin

Composer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

1955

Duke Ellington

Musician

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

33

1955

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

46

1955

Channing Pollock

Magician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

23

1956

Dizzy Gillespie

Musician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

25

1956

Nat King Cole

Vocalist

32.65% (32 of 98 votes)

39

1956

Patti Page

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

16

1961

Julie London

Actress

35.38% (23 of 65 votes)

43

1961

Dorothy Provine

Actress

0% (0 of 0 votes)

45

1961

Mischa Elman

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

22

1962

Benny Goodman

Bandleader

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

34

1962

Peter Sellers (Comedian)

Comedian

0% (0 of 4 votes)

42

1962

Gwen Verdon

Actress

0% (0 of 1 votes)

2

1963

Barbra Streisand

Vocalist

77.85% (369 of 474 votes)

17

1964

Tom Smothers

Comedian

35.29% (24 of 68 votes)

29

1964

Duke Ellington

Musician

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

37

1964

Dick Smothers

Comedian

0% (0 of 9 votes)

3

1968

Richard Pryor

Comedian

75.96% (79 of 104 votes)

27

1970

George Carlin

Comedian

32.06% (67 of 209 votes)

11

1976

Chevy Chase

Comedian

56.00% (28 of 50 votes)

10

1989

Garry Shandling

Comedian

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

21

1997

Norm MacDonald

Comedian

33.33% (7 of 21 votes)

7

1999

Brian Williams

Commentator

75.00% (93 of 124 votes)

12

2000

Bill Clinton

U.S. President

53.15% (768 of 1445 votes)

26

2005

Laura Bush

First Lady

32.09% (43 of 134 votes)

1

2006

Steve Bridges

Comedian

100% (2 of 2 votes)

30

2006

Helen Thomas

Commentator

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

8

2007

David Letterman

Comedian

65.91% (87 of 132 votes)

24

2015

Keegan-Michael Key

Comedian

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)