Mack Sennett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mack Sennett

Canadian-American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1880

Place of Birth: Danville, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 05-Nov-1960

Profession: screenwriter, actor, composer, cinematographer, television presenter, film director, film producer, film actor

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Mack Sennett

  • Mack Sennett (born Michael Sinnott; January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-American film actor, director, and producer, and studio head, known as the King of Comedy. Born in Melbourne, Quebec, in 1880, he started in films in the Biograph company of New York, and later opened Keystone Studios in Edendale, California in 1912.
  • It was the first fully enclosed film stage, and Sennett became famous as the originator of slapstick routines such as pie-throwing and car-chases, as seen in the Keystone Cops films.
  • He also produced short features that displayed his Bathing Beauties, many of whom went on to develop successful acting careers. Sennett's work in sound-movies was less successful and he was bankrupted in 1933.
  • He was presented with an honorary Academy Award for his contribution to film comedy.

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