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Born: June 9, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA Profession: comedian, actor, writer

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Jackie Mason was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1996, he wrote and starred in the comedy special "Jackie Mason at the London Palladium" (BBC). In 1988, he wrote and starred in the comedy special "The World According to Me." In 1962, he released his debut comedy album "I'm the Greatest Comedian in the World, Only Nobody Knows it Yet!." In 2003, he released the album "All New! Much Ado About Everything." In 2008, he starred in the one-man show "Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew." Mason started off his acting career mostly in film roles, appearing in "The Stoolie" (1972), "The Jerk" (1979) with Steve Martin and "History of the World Part I" (1981) starring Mel Brooks. He also appeared in the Naura Hayden comedy "The Perils of P.K." (1986) and "Caddyshack II" (1988). He had an early role on the television special "The Best of Times" (ABC, 1980-81). He also appeared in the TV special "The Comedy Club Special" (ABC, 1988-89). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Chicken Soup" (ABC, 1989-1990). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Steve Allen" (1993-94), "Meyer Lansky: Mob Tycoon" (1995-96) and "Jackie Mason: An...

Jackie Mason was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1996, he wrote and starred in the comedy special "Jackie Mason at the London Palladium" (BBC). In 1988, he wrote and starred in the comedy special "The World According to Me." In 1962, he released his debut comedy album "I'm the Greatest Comedian in the World, Only Nobody Knows it Yet!." In 2003, he released the album "All New! Much Ado About Everything." In 2008, he starred in the one-man show "Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew." Mason started off his acting career mostly in film roles, appearing in "The Stoolie" (1972), "The Jerk" (1979) with Steve Martin and "History of the World Part I" (1981) starring Mel Brooks. He also appeared in the Naura Hayden comedy "The Perils of P.K." (1986) and "Caddyshack II" (1988). He had an early role on the television special "The Best of Times" (ABC, 1980-81). He also appeared in the TV special "The Comedy Club Special" (ABC, 1988-89). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Chicken Soup" (ABC, 1989-1990). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Steve Allen" (1993-94), "Meyer Lansky: Mob Tycoon" (1995-96) and "Jackie Mason: An Equal Opportunity Offender" (1996-97). He also appeared in "Empire of Crime: A Century of the New York Mob" (1996-97) and "Jackie Mason: Look Who's Laughing" (PBS, 1996-97). Most recently, Mason appeared on "When Comedy Went To School" (2013) with Jerry Stiller. Mason was married to Jyll Rosenfeld.

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 Caddyshack II (1988) Jack Hartounian
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 History of the World Part I (1981) 1st Jew
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 The Jerk (1979) Harry Hartounian
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 Stoolie, The (1972) Roger Pitman
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 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) Honoree (Archival Footage)
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 Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny (1998) Voice Of Doctor ("The Parable Of The Clown")
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 Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny (1998) Narration ("The Parable Of The Clown")
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1960:
Regularly appeared on "The Garry Moore Show" (CBS)
1962:
Released his debut comedy album "I'm the Greatest Comedian in the World, Only Nobody Knows it Yet!"
1964:
During an appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS), allegedly gave host Sullivan the middle finger on air
1972:
Made his feature film debut in "The Stoolie"
1979:
Cast as Harry Hartounian opposite Steve Martin in "The Jerk"
1984:
Feature writing debut, "A Stroke of Genius"; also produced and appeared in film
1988:
Starred in "Caddyshack II"
1988:
Wrote and starred in the comedy special "The World According to Me"
1989:
Starred in the short-lived ABC-TV sitcom "Chicken Soup"
1991:
Cast to voice the character Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on Fox's animated series "The Simpsons"
1992:
Hosted the locally produced public affairs talk show "The Jackie Mason Show" for WWOR in NYC
2003:
Released the album "All New! Much Ado About Everything"
2008:
Starred in the one-man show "Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew"
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wife:
Jyll Rosenfeld. Together since 1974; secretly married August 14, 1991; born c. 1954.

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