Nightclub nickname of comedian Morey Amsterdam who was best know for his role as Buddy Sorrell, the wisecracking TV gag writer on the sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1991-66.
His 72-year career took him from vaudeville, to radio, movies and his own variety show THE MOREY AMSTERDAM SHOW/CBS/DUM/1948-50.
“According to the statistics, a man eats a prune every thwenty seconds. I don’t know who this fellow is, but I know where to find him.”
“Our congress is the finest body of men money can buy.”
“A Cannibal is a person who walks into the restaurant and orders a waiter.”
Morey Amsterdam died of a heart attack at 87 in October 27, 1996. His long-time friend Dick Van Dyke said “When Morey died, a hundred thousand jokes went with him.” Vn Dyke also recalled, “”But once we got on the air, everybody except Morey Amsterdam pretty much stuck to the script.”