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Mort Sahl (Morton Lyon Sahl)

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Biography

Montréal, Québec, Canada
Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl is the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewering popular politicians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy and JFK. Sahl's approach is energetic, tangential, and deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin and countless other comedians. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Cpl. Crane

All the Young Men 1960

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Character: Sam Lingonberry

Don't Make Waves 1967

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Character: Himself

A Stand Up Life 1993

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That's Life 1968

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Wide Wide World 1955

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The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Werner Finck

Inside the Third Reich 1982

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself

D.C. Follies 1987

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Lawrence Fortesue

The Snoop Sisters 1972

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Character: Himself

ABC Close-Up! 1960

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