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Bernard George Sahlins Net Worth

Bernard George Sahlins Net Worth is
$2 Million

Bernard George Sahlins Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins (August 20, 1922 – June 16, 2013) was an American writer, director and comedian best known as a founder of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe with Paul Sills and Howard Alk in 1959. Sahlins also opened the Second City Theatre in Toronto in 1973.Born in Chicago, Sahlins graduated from University of Chicago in 1943. His brother is anthropologist Marshall Sahlins.When Sahlins received an honorary doctorate from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, theatre department professor Sheldon Patinkin wrote:In 1953, he became a producer of Playwrights Theatre Club, the first professional theater company in Chicago in many years. It featured such budding actors and directors as Ed Asner, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne and Joyce Piven, and me. In 1956, he took over the empty downtown Studebaker Theatre and did a year of plays which included the Chicago premiere of Waiting for Godot and then in 1959, with Paul Sills and Howard Alk, he opened The Second City where Bernie remained as producer and, eventually, one of the directors until the 1990s. Among the many talents he hired are John and James Belushi, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. Bernie was also one of the developers and producers of the acclaimed TV show SCTV.In 1986, Sahlins co-founded both The University of Chicago's Off-Off Campus and The International Theatre Festival of Chicago. Sahlins is the recipient of The Sergel prize for playwriting, The University of Chicago Professional Achievement Award, The Chicago Drama League’s Professional Achievement Award, Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing and professional achievement, The Illinois Arts Alliance "Legend" award, and the Improv Festival Achievement Award.On June 16, 2013, Sahlins died at his home of pancreatic cancer. He was survived by his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins.
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Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1922
Died2013-06-16
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
ProfessionProducer, Writer
Star SignLeo
#Fact
1His play, "The Mystery Cycle - The Passion", at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.
2His play, "The Mystery Cycle-Creation", at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 1992 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.
3He and Ed Greenberg were awarded the 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Orwell That Ends Well", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
4He was awarded the 1983 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Revue for "Exit, Pursued by a Beat", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Second City 25th Anniversary Special1985TV Special producer
Big City Comedy1980TV Series producer - 1980
SCTVTV Series executive producer - 30 episodes, 1976 - 1978 producer - 19 episodes, 1976 - 1979 supervising producer - 1 episode, 1978
The Monitors1969producer
Second City Reports1964TV Series producer - 6 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCTV1976TV Series idea - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon2016DocumentaryHimself
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
David Shepherd: A Lifetime of Improvisational Theatre2010DocumentaryHimself
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself - Founder of Second City
Second to None2001/ITV Movie documentaryHimself (interviews)
The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary1988TV MovieHimself

Known for movies


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