Joey Adams (January 6, 1911-December 2, 1999), born Joseph Abramowitz, was an American comedian who was inducted into the Friars Club in 1977 and wrote the book Borscht Belt in 1973. Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York as Joseph Abramowitz. For many years, he wrote the 'Strictly for Laughs' column in the New York Post. His wife, Cindy Adams (to whom he was married from 1952 until his death), remains a society/gossip columnist for the same paper. Adams' career spanned more than 70 years and included appearances in nightclubs and vaudevilles. He also hosted for a while his own radio show and wrote 23 books, including 'From Gags to Riches,' 'Joey Adams Joke Book,' 'Laugh Your Calories Away', 'On the Road with Uncle Sam' and 'Encyclopedia of Humor.'
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