Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn
1923 - 1987

Dick Shawn  American Actor


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American Actor Dick Shawn was born Richard Schulefand on 1st December, 1923 in Buffalo, New York, USA and passed away on 17th Apr 1987 San Diego, California, USA aged 63. He is most remembered for The Producers. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Dick Shawn is a member of the following lists: Jewish American comedians, Comedians from New York (state) and Las Vegas entertainers.


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First Name Dick
Last Name Shawn
Full Name at Birth Richard Schulefand
Alternative Name Dick Shawn, Richard Schulefand
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st December, 1923
Birthplace Buffalo, New York, USA
Died 17th April, 1987
Place of Death San Diego, California, USA
Cause of Death (heart Attack)
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Singer, Writer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Producers
Year(s) Active 1956–1987

Dick Shawn (December 1, 1923 – April 17, 1987), was an American actor and comedian. He played a wide variety of supporting roles and was a prolific character actor. He was well known during the 1960s for small but iconic roles in madcap comedies, usually portraying caricatures of counter culture personalities, such as the deadbeat son in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and the hippie actor "L.S.D." in The Producers (1968).

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Rented Lips1988Charlie SlaterMovie
Maid to Order1987Stan StarkeyMovie
The Check Is in the Mail...1986Donald (uncredited)Movie
Captain EO1986Commander BogShort Film
The Perils of P.K.1986Movie
Ratt: Dance1986Master of CeremoniesMovie
Beer1985Talk Show HostMovie
Water1985Deke HallidayMovie
Amazing Stories1985Joe WilloughbyTV Show
Hail to the Chief1985Ivan ZolotovTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Nelson Westbrook (segment "Cold Reading")TV Show
The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud1984The Ultimate PatientMovie
Legmen1984CasanovaTV Show
Good-bye Cruel World1983Ainsley Pointsetter, Rodney PointsetterMovie
Young Warriors1983Professor HooverMovie
Tales from the Darkside1983Bo GumbsTV Show
Rock 'n' Roll Hotel1983Weevil King of EvilMovie
Faerie Tale Theatre1982Emperor, Guest IntervieweeTV Show
St. Elsewhere1982Edgar EisenbergTV Show
Slapstick Studios1982SheldonTV Show
Private Benjamin1981DrysdaleTV Show
The Fall Guy1981Edward SeraphTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Buzz BenoitTV Show
Mr. and Mrs. Dracula1980DraculaTV Show
Love at First Bite1979Lt. FergusonMovie
Fast Friends1979Deke EdwardsTV Movie
Mary1978Skit charactersTV Show
Fantasy Island1977BurnsteinTV Show
The Love Boat1977David Jackson, Harvey BlanchardTV Show
Looking Up1977Manny LanderMovie
Laverne & Shirley1976TV Show
Three's Company1976Jack Tripper, Sr.TV Show
You're Just Like Your Father1976Harry Tofler, Sr.Movie
The Year Without a Santa Claus1974Snow Miser (voice)TV Movie
CBS Daytime 901974TV Show
Evil Roy Slade1972Marshal Bing BellTV Movie
Dames at Sea1971LuckyTV Movie
The Happy Ending1969Harry BrickerMovie
Love, American Style1969Henry Chadwick (segment "Love and the Memento"), Howard (segment "Love and the Hairy Excuse")TV Show
Medical Center1969Pete RashidTV Show
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1969Nick SuttonTV Show
That's Life1968TV Show
The Producers1967L.S.D. - Lorenzo St. DuBoisMovie
Off to See the Wizard1967Tom ThumbTV Show
Sheriff Who1967Crawford OffwhiteTV Movie
Penelope1966Dr. Gregory MannixMovie
Way... Way Out1966Igor ValkleinokovMovie
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?1966Capt. Lionel CashMovie
ABC Stage 671966Paul BenderhofTV Show
A Very Special Favor1965Arnold PlumMovie
For the People1965Ernie GaratellaTV Show
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963Sylvester MarcusMovie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963TV Show
The Lucy Show1962Ace WinthropTV Show
Wake Me When It's Over1960Gus BrubakerMovie
Checkmate1960Danny WhitmanTV Show
Michael Shayne1960Ernie TraskTV Show
The Wizard of Baghdad1960Genii-Ali MahmudMovie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Charlie WilsonTV Show
The Opposite Sex1956Dick ShawnMovie
Captain Kangaroo1955Doc Grannick the MechanicTV Show
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope1955GuestTV Movie
Max Liebman Spectaculars1954TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Felix FranklinTV Show
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