Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Jackie Mason (died July 24th, aged 93)

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Rabbi-turned-comedian Jackie Mason passed away on July 24th at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks. He was 93.

Known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary often about being Jewish, men and women, and his own inadequacies, Mason got his big break in 1961 when he appeared on Steve Allen’s weekly television variety show. This brought him to The Ed Sullivan Show and to Broadway, where he put on several one-man shows, including 2005’s Freshly Squeezed, 1996’s Love Thy Neighbor, and 1988’s The World According to Me, for which he received a special Tony Award.