Sandy Baron

Sandy Baron

About Sandy Baron

Sandy Baron (May 5, 1937--January 21, 2001) was an American comedian who performed on stage, in films, and on television. Baron was born Sanford Beresofsky (Sanford Irving Beresofsky) in Brooklyn, New York, and changed his name while a student at Brooklyn College, taking his inspiration from the nearby Barron's Bookstore. He started his career working in the Catskill Mountains resorts when they were synonymous with the 'Borscht Belt' brand of Jewish humor on which Baron made his mark. He then moved on to the Compass Players Improv Comedy group in the late 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in Tchin-Tchin in 1962.

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