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Sammy Petrillo (1934–2009)

Sammy Petrillo was born on October 24, 1934 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Sam Patrello. He was an actor, known for Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), Keyholes Are for Peeping (1972) and Shangri-La (1961). He died on August 15, 2009 in Bronxville, New York. See full bio »

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Keyholes Are for Peeping
Keyholes Are for Peeping Stanley Bebble / Mrs. Bebble
Shangri-La Sammy


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 1977 Out to Lunch
 1972 Keyholes Are for Peeping
Stanley Bebble / Mrs. Bebble (as Samuel Petrillo)
 1962 The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Art (uncredited)
 1961 Shangri-La
 1952 Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Sammy Petrillo
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 2012 You Can't Kill Stephen King (special thanks)
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 1997 Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (Documentary)
 1965 It's a Sick, Sick, Sick World (Documentary)
Amateur photographer (uncredited)
 1951 Seven at Eleven (TV Series)
Himself (1951)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Comic Actor
- Episode #1.10 (1950) ... Himself - Comic Actor
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 2009/II Like Father, Like Son (Documentary)
 1994 Nudes, Nudists, and Nudism Vol. 2 (Video documentary) (episode "Shangri-La")
 1992 Death Scenes 2 (Video documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Petrillo

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[on accepting his lot as a performer] A lot of people are doing jobs that they're not really happy doing. But it's nice to dream--it's nice to do what you can do, when you can do it, for some kind of fulfillment. Just living and being able to pay your bills and being able to eat--that's a form of success in itself. People who strive to do show biz but still do regular type jobs and they have to ... See more »


Actor/comedian who made a career out of being a Jerry Lewis look-and-sound-alike, so much so that Jerry almost sued him. After a lifetime of working on the fringes of show business, he successfully ran a comedy nightclub, the Nut House, in his adopted home town of Pittsburgh for many years. In that capacity he gave both Richard Pryor and Dennis Miller their starts, and both spoke well of him over... See more »

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