Jackie Mason was an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. His 1986 one-man show The World According to Me! won a Special Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award, and earned a Grammy nomination. He kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had closed and eventually brought it, triumphantly, to Broadway. Known for his heavy New York Jewish accent, Mason’s humor was based on pun, innuendo, and sometimes politically incorrect humor.
“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe,” he once joked.
The comedian was a registered Republican, and later in life spoke out in defense of US President Donald Trump. He was also staunchly pro-Israel.
He is survived by his wife Jyll Rosenfeld and daughter Sheba.
Cause of death
Comedian Jackie Mason, known for his rapid-fire befuddled observations in a decades-long standup career, died at a New York hospital Saturday at the age of 93, a long-time friend and collaborator Raoul Felder told CNN on Saturday 24 July 2021.
“He died peacefully with several close friends and family at his side,” Felder. Mason had been hospitalized for two weeks with difficulty breathing, Felder said. Several media houses have reported his death but none mentioned what actually led to his death. This post will be updated once the cause is made public.
Jackie Mason profile summary
|Date of Birth
|June 9, 1928
|Married, Jyll Rosenfeld
|No. of Children
|Date of Death
|July 24 2021
|Age of Death
|Cause of Death
|To Be Confirmed