|Date of Birth
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|| Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Freddie Roman is a Jewish-American stand-up comedian, best known for his frequent appearances at "Borscht Belt" hotels. Dubbed "king of one liners", he is currently the Dean of the New York Friars' Club. Roman currently resides in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Freddie Roman grew up in Jamaica, New York. His father was a shoe salesman. His uncle and grandfather owned the Crystal Spring Hotel in the Catskills. There, Freddie was given a chance to emcee on summer nights at age 15. He became a teenage comic in small resorts, but later left show business to work for his father. He became the proprietor of a ladies' shoe store, but soon realized his true love was "not in shoe business, but show business".
Freddie Roman has been headlining at resort venues, including Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip and Harrah's Atlantic City. He still appears today. The Friars Club changed their 2-term maximum bylaw so he could stay on as its Dean. Freddie co-wrote, and starred in, the stage show "Catskills on Broadway", as well as appearing in several films.