Morey Amsterdam

Birth Name: Moritz Amsterdam

Date of Birth: December 14, 1908

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: October 28, 1996

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Morey Amsterdam was an American actor and comedian. He was known for playing Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966.

Morey was the son of Jennie (Finder) and Max Theodore Amsterdam. They were Jewish emigrants. His father was born in Gmina Sędziszów, Świętokrzyskie, Poland, and his mother was born in Tarnów, Malopolskie, Poland.

He was married to Kay Patrick, until his death, with whom he had two children.

Morey’s paternal grandfather was Isaac/Isaak/Issac Amsterdam (the son of Moses Amsterdam and Fanny/Fannie Schwartz). Isaac was born in Galicia, in the Austria-Hungarian Empire.

Morey’s paternal grandmother was named Ethel Pelzling/Peltzing/Peltzling (the daughter of Mordeho Peltzling). Ethel was born in Galicia.

Morey’s maternal grandfather was named Jacob Finder. Jacob was born in Tarnów, Malopolskie, Poland.

Morey’s maternal grandmother was Hanna/Hannah/Henrietta Etta Fishbein/Fischbein (the daughter of Mandel Fischbein and Gertrude Gitel Broder). Hanna was born in Tarnów.

Sources: Genealogy of Morey Amsterdam –

Morey Amsterdam on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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