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Actor, Morey Amsterdam, was born Moritz Amsterdam on Dec 14, 1908 in Chicago, IL. Amsterdam died at the age of 87 on Oct 27, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio.

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[watches the climatic rumble betweent the beach bums and muscle maniacs]
Cappy: Oh no! They're not gonna wreck my place again?
[a beach bum is flung over a table, breaking it]
Cappy: [depressed tone] Oh, yes they are.


[at the arrival of Eric Von Zipper and his Rat Pack]
Cappy: Just what we need, the black plague!


Cappy: Just one thing, Professor, will you level with me? What's with the feather duster? The beard? You think it moves the chicks?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: No, it usually works the other way.
Cappy: I don't dig. You don't want to level with me?
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: All right, I'll level with you. When I first started out at Harvard, I was the youngest professor at the university. I was so young that it was sickening. No one took me seriously. Every time when I opened my mouth to speak, my students laughed, the other professors laughed, even the janitors laughted. Well, I knew it couldn't go on for long before I would be fired by the dean who did not want a professor that his students didn't take seriously. So one day at lunch, I sat down in the student cafeteria and presented my problem to this old professor friend of mine. And without even glancing up from his soup, he said to me: "buy yourself a pair of glasses and grow a beard." So you see, all of this is just 18 years of professor windowdressing.
Cappy: Amazing how our lives parallel. You have that, and I have this.
[points to the goatee on his chin]
Cappy: You know why I grew this? I got a dimple in my chin and I didn't want anyone mistaking me for Kirk Douglas.
Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: But you don't look anything like Kirk Douglas.
Cappy: See? It works.


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Morey Amsterdam Facts
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 19-20. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6850 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Was an accomplished cellist; included his cello in his comedy routines.

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