Sammy Shore Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Parents, Family, Ethnicity, Obituary, Funeral and Comedy Store
Sammy Shore Biography – Sammy Shore Wiki
Sammy Shore was the founder of The Comedy Store comedy club in Los Angeles and father of actor Pauly Shore.
Shore and his longtime writing partner Rudy De Luca founded the Comedy Store back in 1972, which became the preeminent standup club worldwide. The club launched the careers of the likes of Rodney Dangerfield, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, as well as Shore’s own son, Pauly Shore.
Shore began his career in comedy in the Catskills ‘Borsht Belt’ clubs in New York State. His career took off in 1974 when Elvis Presley invited him to open for his comeback show at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
Shore also opened for the likes of Barbara Streisand, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett and Tom Jones. He was voted Best Comedy Act in Atlantic City by the Atlantic City Press, and on July 24, 1990, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors proclaimed that day “Sammy Shore Day.”
Sammy was an accomplished author: “The Warm-Up,” “70 Sucks!” (which he won five Drama Logue Theatre Awards and Critics Choice Award) and “The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh.” Before his death, he was putting the finishing touches on yet another titled, “Last Comic Sitting (Confessions of a Pissed-Off Comic). He recorded several albums: “Brother Sam, Come Heal With Me,” and “70 Sucks, But 80 is Worse,” to name a few.
Sammy Shore Age
Sammy died on May 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the age of 92.
Sammy Shore Wife
Sammy was married to his first wife Mitzi Shore until their divorce in 1975. At the time of his death, he was married to his wife of 29 years, Suzanne Dennie Shore.
Sammy Shore Children
He had four children: Scott, Sandi (pre-deceased), Peter and Pauly, as well as two grandchildren: Lola and Caleb.
Sammy Shore Net worth
Sammy Shore had an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Sammy Shore Death
Shore died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas surrounded by his family. He was 92. Sammy Shore’s death was confirmed by the World Famous Comedy Store in a Facebook post on Saturday.
“Sammy Shore, the legendary stand-up comedian, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 92 in his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by his wife, Suzanne, and family.”
Actor Pauly Shore posted about his father’s death to Instagram. He wrote, “I’m saddened to let everyone know my father Sammy Shore recently passed at the age of 92 from natural causes.
“My parents divorced when I was three years old and even though my mom was the one that raised me, my dad still provided for me the best he could. He came to little league games, holidays, and birthdays. My dad sacrificed a lot of his career for his family even though all he wanted to do was be on the road and tell jokes and be free.
“When I first decided to do stand up comedy it was my dad that took me to my first gig. It was at a restaurant called The Alley Cat Bistro in Marina Del Rey on Sept 25, 1985.
“Once I hit it big in the 1990s I took my dad on tour with me all over America doing shows. We toured together for more than 20 years. It was labeled “A Family Affair Tour.” Most of the audience would be like, “Pauly Shore’s dad’s opening for him?” They thought it was some sort of a joke, when they soon realized the joke was on them. My dad killed the crowds night after night. He didn’t just set up the show by doing an amazing job on stage. He also simultaneously let the audience really know who I was, where I came from, and how I wound up the way that I did. Like father like son. Acorn did NOT fall far from the tree.”
Sammy Shore Cause of Death
According to a Facebook post from The Comedy Store, Shore “passed away peacefully of natural causes.”