Award-Winning Rabbi Turned Comedian Jackie Mason Dies At Age 93

Jackie Mason "Doctors" on The Ed Sullivan Show on August 31, 1969

Renowned stand-up comedian Jackie Mason died in a New York City hospital on Saturday at the age of 93. 

Starting out as a rabbi, Mason rose to comic fame with his first one-man show, "The World According to Me."  The show opened on Broadway in 1986 and ran for a impressive 573 performances.

He received a special Tony Award in 1987 and an Emmy in 1988 after a shortened version of the show aired on HBO. In addition, Mason was honored with an Outer Critic's Circle Award and a Grammy. 

Other successful one-man shows followed, including "Jackie Mason: Brand New" in 1990-91; "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" in 1994-95; "Love Thy Neighbor" in 1996-97; "Much Ado About Everything" in 1999-2000 and "Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed" in 2005. His final show was called "Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew."

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