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Legendary producer, Mack Sennett, was born Mikall Sinnott on Jan 17, 1880 in Richmond, Quebec, Canada. Sennett died at the age of 80 on Nov 5, 1960 in Woodland Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Sennett was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame . Sennett was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1937 for his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a Special Award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius - Mack Sennett.
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