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Mack Sennett

Film/TV Producer, Film Director, Actor (17-Jan-1880 — 5-Nov-1960)


Gene Fowler. Father Goose: The Story of Mack Sennett. New York: Covici-Friede. 1934.

Kalton C. Lahue. Mack Sennett's Keystone: The Man, the Myth, and the Comedies. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.. 1971. 315pp.

Simon Louvish. Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett. London: Faber and Faber. 2004. 354pp.

Mack Sennett; with Cameron Shipp. King of Comedy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1954.

Warren M. Sherk. The Films of Mack Sennett: Credit Documentation from the Mack Sennett Collection at the Margaret Herrick Library. Scarecrow Press. 1997. 360pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.639)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1327)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.934)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.281)

  10. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1270)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.501)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.303)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.491)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.376-77)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.798)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.930)

  17. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.457-64)

  18. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.636-37)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.659)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.447)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.357)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.340)

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