1934 – Actor Jackie Mason Born

On this date Jackie Mason was born in Sheboygan. Known as the Jewish Will Rogers and one of the original “Borscht-Belt comics,” Mason’s first one-man Broadway show, , played to sell-out, standing-room only crowds for two years and was a phenomenal success on its American and European tours. It earned a Tony Award for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement in 1989 as well as Outer Critics Circle Award, Ace Award, Emmy Award and Grammy nomination.