Mack Sennett

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Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett, silent film producer (SAYRE 9328).jpg
Sennett in 1924
Born
Michael Sinnott

(1880-01-17)January 17, 1880
Richmond, Quebec, Canada
DiedNovember 5, 1960(1960-11-05) (aged 80)
Occupation
  • Actor,
  • director,
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • presenter
  • composer
  • cinematographer
Years active1908–1949

Mack Sennett (born Michael Sinnott; January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-American actor, director, and producer. He was known as the "King of Comedy". He helped create the first slapstick silent comedy movies.

Sennett died on November 5, 1960, in Woodland Hills, California, aged 80.[1]

According to IMDB he acted in 360 films.

Biography[change | change source]

Michael Sinnott was born in Richmond, Quebec in the Irish Catholi family. When he was 17 years old he moved to Connecticut.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mack Sennett, 76, Film Pioneer Who Developed Slapstick, Dies. Keystone Kops, Custard Pies and Bathing Beauties Were Symbols of His Movies". The New York Times. November 6, 1960.