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Mack Sennett

Mack Sennett
Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 17, 1880
Place of birthDanville, Quebec, Canada
Date of deathNovember 5, 1960(age 80)
Death placeWoodland Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter, presenter, composer, cinematographer
Years active1908 1949

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Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 - November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at times as the "King of Comedy". His short "Wrestling Swordfish" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1932 and he earned an Academy Honorary Award in 1937.

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