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Morey Amsterdam’s cello

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Just saw a brief clip of Morey Amsterdam playing his cello on the Dick Van Dyke show.

he was a fine cellist. I’m wondering if anybody knows what kind of instrument he played?

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On 6/8/2018 at 3:48 PM, crazy jane said:

According to this obit (and others) his father was a member of the San Francisco Symphony (violin), so it was probably something decent.

 

MOREY AMSTERDAM (1914-1996).  American comedian and actor. Photograph, c1950.Image result for "morey amsterdam" "cello

 Thank you very much for sharing, I really enjoyed reading.

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He apparently never talked about his cello specifically in any interview or biographical piece.  I wanted to know this too, but can find nothing.  Even looked for info on a possible auction of his cello.  If you can find contact info of a family member perhaps they would be kind enough to respond.

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On 8/13/2018 at 11:00 PM, Bill Merkel said:

Jack Benny bequeathed his 1729 Strad to the L.A. Phil.  I wonder if it's being played by someone there.

For 14 years it was played by Martin Chalifour

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/21/entertainment/la-et-cm-martin-chalifour-20120722

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