Who is Jyll Rosenfeld?
Jyll Rosenfeld is an American producer and writer who is widely known as the wife of Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason, whose career spanned over decades and who became a national figure through a series of successful one-man shows. His husband Mason died on Saturday, July 24, at the age of 93.
Mason’s friend, lawyer Raoul Felder, confirmed his death on social media.
How old is Jyll Rosenfeld?
Jyll Rosenfeld is 50 years old as of the year 2021.
Jackie Mason Wife
Jyll Rosenfeld got married to star Jackie Mason on August 14, 1991, according to IMDb.
Mason is survived by his wife Jyll Rosenfeld and their children. The tragic death news came to the spotlight when Mason’s long-time friend and lawyer Felder confirmed the news to The New York Times.
She is known for her works in ‘A Stroke of Genius’ (1984), ‘Stiffs’ (1985) and ‘One Angry Man’ (2010).
She was Mason’s manager and is more than 35 years his junior.
Jackie Mason Death
Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty brand of standup comedy got laughs from nightclubs in the Catskills to West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died.
Jackie Mason, who kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive and found success with a series of one-man shows on Broadway, died at 93. https://t.co/68S0lTTwbV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 25, 2021
Jackie Mason Cause of Death
Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raoul Felder told The Associated Press.
Jackie Mason Obituary
Mason was one of the last of the Borscht Belt comedians, who recurred on ‘The Simpsons’ as the voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, the father of Krusty the Clown, winning his second Emmy for his efforts in 1992 and most recently voicing the character in a 2014 episode. He also appeared as himself in a 2007 episode of ’30 Rock’. In the 2004 TV special ‘Comedy Central Presents 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time’, he was ranked No. 63.
The comic won a 1987 special Tony Award for his highly successful solo effort ‘Jackie Mason’s The World According to Me!’, which ran for 573 performances. He received an Emmy for writing the show after it aired on television in 1988. The one-man Broadway outings that followed included ‘Jackie Mason: Brand New’ in 1990-91, ‘Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect’ in 1994-95, ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ in 1996-97, ‘Much Ado About Everything’ in 1999-2000 and ‘Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed’ in 2005. His final one-man show, ‘Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew’.
His death was mourned far and wide, from fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who called him “one of the best,” to Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity, who hailed Mason as “irreverent, iconoclastic, funny and smart.”
Henry Winkler tweeted: “Now you get to make heaven laugh.”
Jackie Mason Wiki
Mason made his feature debut in 1972 as the star of ‘The Stoolie’ and later starred in ‘Caddyshack II’ in 1988.
He had supporting roles in films like Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk’ and ‘Mel Brooks’ ‘The History of the World: Part I’. On television, he starred in the brief sitcom 1989 ‘Chicken Soup’ and hosted 1992’s ‘The Jackie Mason Show’.
“My parents never knew I was a comedian; my father was an orthodox rabbi who felt that all his sons should also become rabbis,” he said in 2015. He worked as a rabbi in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania and decided to pursue a career as a writer and performer following the death of his father in 1959.
“Being a comedian would be tantamount to being a murderer so to protect him I never told him.”
His style unabashedly drew from his Jewish upbringing.
“I find it hard to be told (as I often used to be) that I was ‘too Jewish,’ he said. “This is like saying to a bear, ‘You have too much fur.’” “Doing comedy and finding new material is very easy for me,” he added.
“I am an avid reader, I get through at least four newspapers a day and I am a TV news junkie so by the end of the day with the world in such disarray it is very easy to find humor in a dozen situations.”
Jackie Mason Daughter
Ginger Reiter lost power in her house when Jackie Mason blew into her life.
About that, Reiter has some advice: “Don’t ever fall in love with a fallen star.”
She says this even though that is exactly what she did one night in 1977 at a place called — you can’t make this stuff up — Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House Restaurant north of Miami.
She and Jackie Mason fell in love. They fell into bed. Then, on Dec. 15, 1985, Ginger gave birth to a baby she named Sheba Halley Mason. The comic did not want a baby or a wife.
“He had always made that clear,” says Reiter. “But he called all during the pregnancy and sent money. And after Sheba was born when he would see her, he really acted the part of doting father.”
In public, though, he would not admit he was a father.
Reiter had been receiving $750 a month from Mason.