Larry Daniels, Famed Jewish Comedian, Dies at 92

Larry Daniels, Famed Jewish Comedian, Dies at 92


Jewish comedian and actor Larry Daniels, who made a name for himself in the 60s and 70s as a stand up comic on the Ed Sullivan Show, has passed away at the age of 92.

The U.S. funnyman died on February 6 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Daniels is best known for his stand-up appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jack Paar Tonight Show and The Steven Allen Plymouth Show during the 1950s and 1960s.

His son, producer Larry Daniels, Jr. said his father gave director Woody Allen one of his first writing jobs.

Daniels appeared in small roles in the films Road to Utopia and Monticello, Here We Come and TV shows Make Room for Daddy and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

He also opened for singer Johnny Mathis in Las Vegas and their show later relocated to the famed Copacabana club in New York in 1960.