Mack Sennett

Born in January 17th, 1880

From Richmond, Québec, Canada

Mack Sennett Biography

Mack Sennett (born Michael Sinnott; January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-American film actor, director, and producer, and studio head, known as the 'King of Comedy'. Born in Melbourne, Quebec, in 1880, he started in films in the Biograph Company of New York, and later opened Keystone Studios in Edendale, California in 1912. Keystone possessed the first fully enclosed film stage, and Sennett became famous as the originator of slapstick routines such as pie-throwing and car-chases, as seen in the Keystone Cops films.

He also produced short features that displayed his Bathing Beauties, many of whom went on to develop successful acting careers. Sennett's work in sound movies was less successful, and he was bankrupted in 1933. He was presented with an honorary Academy Award for his contribution to film comedy.

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Mack Sennett Filmography

The Dentist Poster
December 9, 1932
Mickey Poster
August 1, 1918
His Prehistoric Past Poster
December 7, 1914
His Trysting Places Poster
November 9, 1914
His Musical Career Poster
November 7, 1914
Gentlemen of Nerve Poster
October 29, 1914
Those Love Pangs Poster
October 10, 1914
The New Janitor Poster
September 14, 1914