Mort Sahl

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Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1927 (age 92)
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada

About

Comedian and actor who is considered the first modern stand-up comedian because of his style of talking about current events in a matter of fact way. He was ranked #40 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.

Before Fame

After graduation, he spent time in Alaska serving the U.S. Air Force.

Trivia

He became a deputized member of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's team to investigate the murder of John F. Kennedy because of his intense interest in the case.

Family Life

He had a son, Mort Sahl Jr., with his wife, Playboy Playmate China Lee.

Associated With

He was President John F. Kennedy's personal jokewriter.