Morey Amsterdam

Actor, comedian Morey Amsterdam

Morey Amsterdam was an American television actor and comedian, best known for the role of Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the early 1960s.
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BWW Reviews: The World Premiere of FOR THE BOYS Is Good. Could It Be Better? - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
As a sort of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, or a Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam act (out of "The Dick Van Dyke Show"), Chicago's Anne Gunn and (especially) Michael Weber were spot on and winning. Among the well-drilled cast, solid character support
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AUDIO REVIEWS: Dick Van Dyke, Betty White and Nazis - Providence Journal
Google News - over 6 years
The rest, including a backstage look at costars Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam, is TV history. Van Dyke tells his story with an appealing humility perhaps unsurprising in a man who as a teenager contemplated a career as a minister
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Thrills, baby, thrills! - The Villager
Google News - over 6 years
It's all hosted by the manufactured freak Mr. Choade — a sort of cross between Morey Amsterdam and the Child Catcher from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Be brave, chillun, be brave. And for info, go to slipperroom.com. August 6 is the opening day of
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COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Funny guy almost met his match - Green Valley News
Google News - over 6 years
AP The cast of "The Dick Van Dyke Show": From left, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Larry Matthews, who played Richie. One of my sons called to tell me Dick Van Dyke was going to appear on one of the morning TV shows
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Surf's up, Big Kahunas! Let's go back to the beach in this summer's movie classics - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 6 years
Veteran funnymen straining for laughs include Don Rickles, Harvey Lembeck, Morey Amsterdam and Paul Lynde. Hungarian hussy Eva Six struts her stuff. Even film legend Buster Keaton is dragged into the Malibu mayhem
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Sam Denoff dies at 83; Emmy-winning writer - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 6 years
Van Dyke said Persky and Denoff were well-suited to write for the series, which starred Van Dyke as comedy writer Rob Petrie, Mary Tyler Moore as his wife Laura, Reiner as TV star Alan Brady,and Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally
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Celebrity Bowling DVD Review: bad bowling, '70s style - TV Geek Army
Google News - over 6 years
My favorite had to be Donald O'Connor and Rosemary Cloony versus Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. A few of the other stars involved are Ed Asner, Gavin McLeod, Leslie Neilson, Susan Saint James, Roy Rogers, Angie Dickenson, and William Shatner
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Image Announces '50th Anniversary Edition: Fan Favorites' - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 6 years
Enjoy the best of one of America's most popular TV comedies with a phenomenal cast that includes Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. This special 50th anniversary collection includes 20 classic episodes: The Sick Boy and
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Rob and Laura, Tony and Jeannie
NYTimes - over 6 years
MY LUCKY LIFE IN AND OUT OF SHOW BUSINESS A Memoir By Dick Van Dyke Illustrated. 287 pp. Crown Archetype. $25. JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE By Barbara Eden with Wendy Leigh Illustrated. 274 pp. Crown Archetype. $25. In the snowy cathode days before cable TV, let alone niche channels like Nick at Nite or TV Land, misshapen UHF antennas and God-forsaken
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Top 10 Funniest TV Families - allvoices
Google News - over 6 years
The cast with Rose Marie as Sally and Morey Amsterdam as Buddy constitutes just about as close to a comedy machine as you can get. This show builds its humor from physical comedy and many, many online gags. 5. "Home Improvements" starts the top five
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Wanda Jackson Loves Jesus, Jack White & Adele - Houston Press (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
You might prefer Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good," Elvis' "Nervous Breakdown" or "Rum and Coca-Cola," which was co-written by The Dick Van Dyke Show co-star Morey Amsterdam. White's affinity for Jackson was a long time coming, it turns out
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Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke surprise reunion on 'Rachael Ray' - Zap2it.com (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
In talking about their "DVD Show" counterparts, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie, Dick reveals that Morey wrote lyrics to the "DVD Show" theme song. He then performs them. "So you think that you've got trouble/ Well, trouble's a bubble, so tell ol' Mr
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THE BOOK SHELF: Dick Van Dyke's "My Lucky Life," a Biography of Horton Foote ... - Playbill.com
Google News - almost 7 years
As the first season progressed, Reiner took note of the exceptional players he had selected — Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, and other smaller-but-invaluable fry — and developed the characters to suit the personalities
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Dick Van Dyke Sings the Forgotten Lyrics to 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Theme (VIDEO) - TV Squad
Google News - almost 7 years
Van Dyke ran through the entire song without so much as a stumble, easily recalling the lyrics which were written by co-star Morey Amsterdam, but were never actually used on the show. Once Van Dyke finished, he was greeted with warm applause from the
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SUMMER MOVIES; Oh, Kahuna, What Became Of That Endless Summer?
NYTimes - almost 7 years
CALIFORNIA has fallen on grim economic times, but there was a period not long ago when, in popular culture at least, the Golden State seemed like the best idea America had ever had. In the 1950s and '60s, even with the Gold Rush a century past, California still had its sand and its sun and its surf to beckon the hopeful westward, and of course it
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Oh, Kahuna, What Became of That Endless Summer? - New York Times
Google News - almost 7 years
The first of these films, directed by William Asher and called, imaginatively, “Beach Party,” featured a handful of terrible songs, some excruciatingly broad comedy (mostly supplied by veteran television comics like Robert Cummings, Morey Amsterdam and
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Ask 411 Movies for 04.25.11: Happy Discount Easter Candy Day - 411mania.com
Google News - almost 7 years
The movie also features Kurt Russell and Morey Amsterdam. The title is a take off of the earlier Gregory Peck film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. The Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969): Gloria (Jane Fonda) is despondent after surviving a suicide
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THIS LAND; In Vegas, One Death Silences Many Voices
NYTimes - almost 9 years
The dozens of framed photographs that once lined the backstage walls are stacked now on the floor. Danny Gans with Kevin Costner. Danny Gans with Sly Stallone. Danny Gans with Florence Henderson. Danny Gans with Morey Amsterdam. So many celebrities, all wearing that camera-ready grin. But in the dressing room, things remain as Danny Gans laid them
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Cross County Center Is Revamping
NYTimes - almost 9 years
WHEN Cross County Shopping Center, one of the nation's first open-air shopping centers, opened to much fanfare here in 1954, well-known stars of the day like Martha Raye, Morey Amsterdam and Carl Reiner joined thousands of shoppers for the celebration. The ribbon-cutting was such a social event that 55 years later, Sandra Atlas Bass, the daughter
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COMEDY; Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Condo
NYTimes - almost 11 years
ONSTAGE at the Bonaventure Town Center Club in Weston, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale, the comedian Vic Arnell, 69, has the Saturday-night crowd right where he wants them: laughing so hard they're dabbing away tears. ''I'll tell you a Jewish fairy tale,'' he says. ''A man asks a woman, 'Will you marry me?' ''She says, 'No.' '' Pause. ''And he lived
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Morey Amsterdam
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 87
    Amsterdam and Rose Marie later appeared as panelists on The Hollywood Squares and guest-starred together in a February 1996 episode of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City (his final TV appearance).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 57
    He and Rose Marie also co-starred in the 1966 film, Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title, a comedy co-written and co-produced by Amsterdam.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 49
    In 1958, Morey appeared in the low-budget film Machine-Gun Kelly with Charles Bronson, and he did a notable dramatic turn in the 1960 noir classic Murder, Inc. as Catskill nightclub owner Walter Sage, the first victim (according to the film) of the newly minted Murder, Incorporated.
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    In 1958, he appeared as saloon manager Lucien Bellingham in an episode of the CBS western series Have Gun, Will Travel entitled "The Moor's Revenge".
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  • 1957
    Age 48
    In 1957, he appeared as Jack Connors in the third episode ("The Three Pretenders") of the syndicated television sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire, with Barbara Eden and Merry Anders.
  • 1952
    Age 43
    In February 1952, Amsterdam made his dramatic TV debut on an episode of the DuMont Television Network series Not for Publication.
  • 1950
    Age 41
    In 1950, he briefly hosted the comedy-variety show Broadway Open House, TV's first late-night entertainment show, on NBC.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 39
    The Morey Amsterdam Show ran on CBS TV from December 1948 to March 1949 and on DuMont from April 1949 to October 1950.
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    The Morey Amsterdam Show aired on CBS radio from July 10, 1948 to February 15, 1949.
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    Beginning in 1948, he appeared on the radio show Stop Me If You've Heard This One.
  • 1947
    Age 38
    By 1947, he was performing on three daily radio shows.
  • 1943
    Age 34
    He is listed as screenwriter for the 1943 film, The Ghost and the Guest and 1944's Bowery Champs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 28
    During the 1930s, Amsterdam was a regular on The Al Pearce Show radio program, and by 1937 was the master of ceremonies on The Night Club of the Air.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1924
    Age 15
    By 1924, he was working in a speakeasy operated by Al Capone.
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  • 1922
    Age 13
    He began working in vaudeville in 1922 as the straight man for his older brother's jokes.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on December 14, 1908.
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