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Job Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, presenter, composer, cinematographer
Years active 1908-1949
Known for Car Chases, Custard Pies, Keystone Kops, Bathing Beauties, Kid Comedies
Top Roles Newsreel Film Director, Man in Audience, Mabel's Boyfriend, At Court / A Guard / At Inn, In the Play / In the Orchestra / In the Bar
Top GenresComedy, Silent Films, Short Films, Drama, Western, Action
Top TopicsPirate, Civil War, Aviation
Top Collaborators , , ,
Shares birthday with Noah Beery, Carl Laemmle, Anne Cornwall  see more..

Mack Sennett Overview:

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.



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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Mary Pickford e : quando os canadenses se encontram / Mary Pickford and : when Canadians meet

By Lê on Feb 11, 2018 From Critica Retro

Mary Pickford e : quando os canadenses se encontram / Mary Pickford and : when Canadians meet Quando você está em um país estrangeiro, qualquer pessoa que venha do mesmo lugar que você é visto como um aliado. Sempre que brasileiros se encontram no exterior, por exempl... Read full article

Carole Lombard, army wife?

By carole_and_co on Jan 24, 2018 From Carole & Co.

When we think of Carole Lombard's work for , we naturally first consider her starring vehicles such as "Run, Girl, Run" (above). But as part of the Sennett troupe, Lombard made numerous appearances in his two-reelers (and a handful of four-reelers as well).Today, I viewed one of her Senn... Read full article

Silent Movie Time Capsule: Mary Pickford is jilted by… ? An Arcadian Maid (1910)

By Fritzi Kramer on Feb 18, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on February 18, 2014 in Video Well now, here’s a combination of performers I’ll bet you didn’t expect. D.W. Griffith directs Mary Pickford as a naive maid and as a slick character who swindles her with promises of marriage. Griffith regular mom-type Ka... Read full article

A GIF Tribute to in the 1920′s

By Fritzi Kramer on Oct 26, 2013 From Movies Silently

Comedy king produced some of the speediest, smashingest short films of the 1920′s. Here are some splendid crashes from Lizzies of the Field. And don’t forget, these are real drivers and real cars being smashed. Hats off to the brave stunt workers of silent film!... Read full article

Silent Comedy from on TCM – Week 4

By Will McKinley on Sep 27, 2012 From Cinematically Insane

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long tribute to comedy pioneer concludes tonight with 21 short subjects produced between 1926 and 1933, all restored by CineMuseum. Brew up a pot of strong coffee, because the final night of the festival ends with a bang in the wee hours as W.C. Fields... Read full article

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Oddly, Sennett and his key competitor, Hal Roach, were both distributed by the same company, Pathe. This arrangement worked to the detriment of both producers while it lined the pockets of the French firm, which was able to play the comedy short giants off each other for years. By the time Pathe's U.S. fortunes declined considerably in 1925, Sennett was in far worse shape than Roach, who had valuable re-issue rights to Harold Lloyd's library, and the wildly popular "Our Gang" series gained him a lucrative distribution deal with MGM (Lloyd, his former associate, jumped to Paramount). Sennett had far less to fall back on. Although he had a well-deserved reputation for discovering talent, being able to keep them under contract was another matter. His inability to hang on to major stars became the stuff of legend. Equally problematic, his comedy style was seriously outdated by the mid-1920s and his most promising recent star, Harry Langdon, quickly departed in an ego-driven rage. Sennett's studio would be sold off in a 1933 bankruptcy and morph into Herbert J. Yates' Republic Pictures (also see Nat Levine,

Won an Oscar in 1935 for his great influence on film comedy.

Left Triangle and Keystone in 1917.

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