Paul Sills

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Birthday
18, 1927
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 2, 2008 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1927
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jun 2, 2008 (80)

About

Theatre director best known as the first-ever director of the influential improv comedy troupe The Second City. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2011.

Before Fame

He founded the Playwright's Theater Club while a student at the University of Chicago.

Trivia

His Second City improv group has produced some of the most recognizable names in American comedy, including John Belushi and Chris Farley.

Family Life

His mother is "Improvisation for the Theater" author Viola Spolin.

Associated With

He was married to "Freaky Friday" actress Barbara Harris until their divorce in 1959.