Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.
Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore
Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched from the "Borscht Belt" summer resorts of New York's Catskill Mountains to Las Vegas to the studios of Hollywood.
MITZI SHORE, COMEDY STORE OWNER, DEAD AT 87
Shore began his career doing standup with Shecky Greene. Elvis Presley chose Shore as the opening act for his comeback tour, and the comedian opened for many others, including Tony Orlando, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Ann-Margret, Connie Stevens, Bobby Darin and Glen Campbell
In 1972, Shore, his first wife Mitzi and writing partner Rudy Deluca founded the world-famous Los Angeles comedy club, the Comedy Store. Pauly Shore, with whom he spent the past 20 years, paid tribute Saturday to his father on Twitter.
LUCILLE BALL'S GRANDDAUGHTER REMEMBERS GROWING UP WITH COMEDY ICON "Dad, you lived in amazing life and I'm so proud to say that you are my father, "he wrote. "You are in heaven I'll be killing the night after night and carrying on your legacy. Love you Dad. Rest in peace."
The elder shore also appeared in a number of movies, including "The Bellboy "with Jerry Lewis and Mel Brooks" "Life Stinks" and "History of the World Part 1." He also appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and was a guest on the Tony Orlando and Pointer Sisters' TV shows, as well as Redd Foxx's "Sanford and Son."
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Shore was also an author and recorded several albums. He also leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Suzanne.