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Morey Amsterdam

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Morey Amsterdam was a veteran American television actor and comedian, famous for his ready supply of jokes. 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. In the early 1940s he was a screenwriter, contributing dialogue for two East Side Kids films. By 1947, he was performing on three daily radio shows. Beginning in 1948, he appeared on the radio show Stop Me If You've Heard This One. The Morey Amsterdam Show aired on CBS radio from July 10, 1948 to February 15, 1949. For three months, it was on both radio and TV, using different scripts with the same premise and cast. The multitalented Amsterdam, in addition to his brilliance as a radio entertainer, is also remembered as Buddy Sorrell on the early 1960s television show The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Clint Eastwood's empty chair routine came from Newhart, Amsterdam
LA Times Entertainme, 2012-08-31 20:54:00
Clint Eastwood's awkward argument with an invisible President Obama in an empty chair at Thursday's Republican National Convention isn't something that sprang out of the movie legend's imagination. As many people have already pointed out, Eastwood was channeling the 1960s era stand-up comedy of Morey Amsterdam and Bob Newhart.

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