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Morey Amsterdam

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Birthday
14, 1908
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 28, 1996 (87)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1908
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 28, 1996 (87)

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About

Comic who played the role of Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show and who briefly hosted NBC's Broadway Open House, a late night variety show that opened up potential for late night shows such as The Tonight Show.

Before Fame

He was a cellist and had worked at Al Capone's speakeasy.

Trivia

After being caught in the middle of a gunfight in 1924, he moved to California and began writing jokes.

Family Life

He married second wife, Kay Patrick in 1949 and was married to her until his death in 1996.

Associated With

He wrote lyrics for the Dick Van Dyke Show's theme song.

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