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Joey Adams

AKA Joseph Abramowitz

Born: 6-Jan-1911
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 2-Dec-1999
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes given to widow)

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Borscht Belt comedian

[1] St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, NY.

Wife: Cindy Heller (NY Post gossip columnist, m. 14-Feb-1952, until his death)

    University: City College of New York (dropped out)

    The New York Post Columnist, "Strictly for Laughs"
    American Guild of Variety Artists President
    Friars Club

    Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (May-1966) · Digger
    Ringside (14-Jul-1949)

Author of books:
Gags to Riches: An Alibiography (1949)
The Curtain Never Falls (1950)
Joey Adams' Joke Book (1952)
Strictly for Laughs (1955)
Cindy and I: The Real Life Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Adams (1957)
It Takes One to Know One: The Joey Adams Do-It-Yourself Laugh Kit (1959)
The Joey Adams Joke Dictionary (1961)
On the Road for Uncle Sam: The Bittersweet Adventures of an American Vaudeville Troupe in Southeast Asia (1963)
Joey Adams' Round-the-World Jokebook (1964)
The Borscht Belt (1966)
Joey Adams' Encyclopedia of Humor (1968)
Laugh Your Calories Away: Sweet 'n Low All-Star Recipes (1970)
Joey Adams' Speaker's Bible of Humor (1972)
The God Bit (1974)
Ethnic Humor (1975)
Here's to the Friars: The Heart of Show Business (1976)
Strictly for Laughs (1981)
Live Longer Through Laughter (1984)
Roast of the Town (1986)
Guaranteed to Make You Laugh (1989)
Joey Adams' Complete Encyclopedia of Laughter (1996)

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