Sammy Shore

Sammy Shore

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Death 18 May 2019 (aged 92)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 199225028 · View Source
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Comedian. He began a 70-year career in stand-up as one half of a comedy duo with Shecky Greene. He was picked to open for Elvis Presley’s comeback at the International Hotel in 1969, bringing him into the spotlight. He continued to open for Elvis’ International Hotel and road shows through 1972. He also opened for such acts as Barbra Streisand, Tony Orlando, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Ann-Margaret, Connie Stevens, Bobby Darin, and Glen Campbell. For the past 20 years, Shore performed with his son, Pauly Shore. He founded The Comedy Store with writing partner Rudy Deluca on April 7, 1972. His ex-wife, Mitzi Shore, took ownership of the club in a divorce settlement, and the venue launched the careers of many comedians including Rodney Dangerfield, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and others. He also appeared in many films including “The Bellboy” with Jerry Lewis and both “Life Stinks” and “History of the World Part 1” from Mel Brooks. He also had television appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sanford and Son. He was voted Best Comedy Act in Atlantic City, and is known to be the only comedian who worked at Harrah's Casinos and Hotels more than any other entertainer. In addition to writing several books, he recorded several albums including “Brother Sam, Come Heal With Me” and “70 Sucks, But 80 Is Worse.”

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