Mickey Katz

Mickey Katz

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mickey Katz, was an American comedian and musician who specialized in Jewish humor. He was the father of actor Joel Grey and grandfather of actress Jennifer Grey. Mickey Katz was born Meyer Myron Katz to Menachem and Johanna Katz on Sawtelle Court in Cleveland, Ohio. Although originally one of five children, Mickey lost an older sister to diphtheria when he was about four years old. Mickey's father provided for the family by working as a tailor, but money was always tight in the Katz family. As children Mickey and his siblings contributed to the family's finances by entering amateur musical contests in the neighborhood theaters and bringing the prize money home to their parents. Even after graduating high school Mickey continued to support his family with the money he earned from his music. Out of high school Katz was hired by Phil Spitalny to go on a road tour. While waiting at the train station to leave, Katz met Grace Epstein, his future wife
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135730436
  • 9786135730432