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Morty Gunty

Morty Gunty

Morty Gunty (February 1, 1929 – July 15, 1984) was an American actor and comedian well known among New York City nightclub comics in the 1960s and 1970s. Gunty attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York. He was born and died in Brooklyn, New York. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 23, 1964, following the Beatles after their third and final appearance on the program. In addition to being a nightclub comic, in the mid-1960s, he hosted a 90-minute weekday afternoon children's television series on WOR-TV New York called The Funny Company. Gunty also appeared on Broadway in 1967. He played Buddy Sorrell in the original pilot for The Dick Van Dyke Show, which was entitled Head of the Family and starred writer/creator Carl Reiner in the lead role with an entirely different cast. He also played Ann Marie's agent turned comedian on an episode of That Girl. He played himself in the Woody Allen film Broadway Danny Rose.
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