Morey Amsterdam Overview:

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 .



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

BlogHub Articles:

No article for at this time. Submit yours here.

Morey Amsterdam Quotes:

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

Cappy: Well, you came to the right cat. If anything you want to know about these kids I can tell you the whole thing in two words - they're nuts.

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.

read more quotes from Morey Amsterdam...

Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Sagittarius

See All Sagittariuses >>
Morey Amsterdam on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame

See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Morey Amsterdam Facts
Was an accomplished cellist; included his cello in his comedy routines.

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

Specialized in "Jokes On Any Subject". He'd ask for subjects from the audience and would instantly deliver a joke.

See All Related Facts >>