Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bob Crane Interviews Morey Amsterdam of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' - KNX-CBS Radio c. 1962

Morey Amsterdam and Dick Van Dyke look on
as Bob Crane and Mary Tyler Moore portray
Anthony and Cleopatra in the episode
"Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra"
on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Moritz "Morey" Amsterdam was born on December 14, 1908, in Chicago. A notable comedian and vaudevillian actor, he appeared in numerous television shows, most notably as Buddy Sorrell in The Dick Van Dyke Show. Earlier in his career, Amsterdam worked in radio, having performed regularly on The Al Pearce Show radio program in the 1930s, and later, in 1937, was master of ceremonies of The Night Club of the Air. He passed away of a heart attack on October 28, 1996, at age 87.

Morey Amsterdam was a frequent guest on "The Bob Crane Show" over KNX-CBS Radio in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In this clip from an early 1960s interview conducted by Bob Crane, Morey provides Bob with a comical review of life in Southern California.

Bob Crane Interviews Morey Amsterdam
The Bob Crane Show - KNX-CBS Radio
Circa 1962