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Morey Amsterdam

Actor, Comedian. Born in Chicago, Illinois, his father was a concert violinist and he himself was an accomplished cellist. He began his career in vaudeville at the age of 14 and at one time worked in a Chicago speakeasy owned by Al Capone. He moved to California where he became a writer for the likes of Fanny Brice, Jimmy Durante and Will Rogers. Appeared in motion pictures and on television, gaining his widest fame with his role of "Buddy" on the 1960s television series "The Dick Van Dyke Show".

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Loving Husband and Father. He Gave the World 74 Years of Comedy and Entertainment.


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Morey Amsterdam (14 Dec 1908–27 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2161, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .