Mack Sennett Biography (1880-1960)



Real name, Mikall Sinnott; born, January 17, 1880, in Richmond, Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada; immigrated to United States, 1897; died November 5, 1960, in Woodland Hills, CA; son of Irish immigrants. Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Worked as a laborer at American Iron Works; actedin Biograph films, 1908-11; founded Keystone Studios, 1912; formed TriangleFilms (with Thomas Ince and D.W. Griffith), 1915; founded Mack Sennett Comedies, 1917; directed stars such as Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, "Fatty" Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Slim Summervile, Minta Duffe, Charles Chaplin, Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, and Harry Langdon. Awards, Honors: Academy Award,best short subjects, novelty, 1933, for Wrestling Swordfish; AcademyAward nomination, best short subjects, comedy, 1933, for The Loud Mouth; Honorary Academy Award, 1937, for a lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Birth Details
January 17, 1880
Richmond, Quebec, Canada
Death Details
November 5, 1960
Woodland Hills, California, United States

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