Sammy Shore Bio, Age, Wife, Death, Cause of Death, Son, Comedy Store and Net Worth

Sammy Shore Biography

Sammy Shore born in 1927 was the founder of The Comedy Store comedy club in Los Angeles and father of actor Pauly Shore.

Sammy Shore Age

Sammy was born in 1927. He has however managed to keep details of his date and month of birth off the limelight. We will be sure to keep you updated if any information on the exact date of his birth arises. He was 92 years old at the time of his death on 18th May 2019.

Sammy Shore Wife

Sammy was previously married to his first wife Mitzi Shore from 1950 to 1975 when they got divorced. Later he got married to his second wife of 29 years, Suzanne Dennie Shore, upto his death.

Sammy Shore Children

The comedy store co-founder had four children: Scott, Sandi (pre-deceased), Peter and Pauly. He also had two grandchildren: Lola and Caleb.

Sammy Shore Career

Shore founded the Comedy Store back in 1972, along with his longtime writing partner Rudy De Luca. The store with time became the preeminent standup club worldwide. The club has over the years 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.

Sammy Shore Photo

He kicked off his career in comedy in the Catskills ‘Borsht Belt’ clubs in New York State. Hoever, his career never took off until 1974 when Elvis Presley invited him to open for his comeback show at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

He has had a chance to open for the likes of Barbara Streisand, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett and Tom Jones. He was once 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.”

He was an accomplished author, who wrote; “The Warm-Up,” “70 Sucks!”, which he won five Drama Logue Theatre Awards and Critics Choice Award and “The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh.” He was putting the finishing touches on yet another book before his death, titled;“Last Comic Sitting (Confessions of a Pissed-Off Comic). The comedian, recorded several albums: “Brother Sam, Come Heal With Me,” and “70 Sucks, But 80 is Worse,” to name a few.

Sammy Shore Net worth

Sammy earned a great deal of wealth from his comedy career over the years. He had an estimated net worth of $30 million at the time of his death.

Sammy Shore Death

Shore died a peaceful man at his home in Las Vegas surrounded by his family. He was 92. His 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.”

Sammy Shore Son – Pauly Shore

His son, actor Pauly Shore posted about his death on his Instagram, account. 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.”