Arte Johnson, ‘Laugh-In’ star, dead at 90

(CNN)Arte Johnson, a master of sketch comedy who won an Emmy for the hit series “Laugh-In,” died Wednesday of heart failure, according to a family representative. He was 90. “Laugh-In” producer George Schlatter said he looked for “funny and magic people” when casting the show, recalling in a 50th anniversary interview with THR that Johnson was “selling suits” when he found him. The producer said Johnson first did the German soldier on TV during an appearance with Bob Hope, riffing on the comic’s famous USO tours by coming out and saying, “‘Every Christmas we waited for you.’ Hope didn’t know what to think of him.” Born in Michigan, Johnson started his acting career on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles …