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Dick Shawn

Dick ShawnAKA Richard Schulefand

Born: 1-Dec-1923
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Died: 17-Apr-1987
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Inventor of the "high five"

Comedic actor best known for his roles in the films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Producers. Died on stage during a 1987 San Diego production of his one-man show, The Second Greatest Entertainer in the Whole Wide World.

Wife: (until his death, four children)

    Died Onstage
    Coolest Headshots

    Hail to the Chief Premier Dmitri Zolotov (1985)

    Rented Lips (1-Jul-1988)
    Maid to Order (10-Jul-1987)
    Captain Eo (12-Sep-1986)
    Beer (30-Aug-1985) · Talk Show Host
    Water (4-Apr-1985) · Deke Halliday
    Angel (20-Jan-1984)
    Young Warriors (28-Aug-1983)
    Love at First Bite (13-Apr-1979)
    The Year Without a Santa Claus (10-Dec-1974) [VOICE]
    Evil Roy Slade (18-Feb-1972)
    The Happy Ending (21-Dec-1969) · Harry Bricker
    The Producers (18-Mar-1968) · Lorenzo St. DuBois
    Penelope (10-Nov-1966) · Dr. Gregory Mannix
    Way... Way Out (26-Oct-1966)
    What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (31-Aug-1966) · Capt. Lionel Cash
    A Very Special Favor (2-Aug-1965)
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (7-Nov-1963) · Sylvester Marcus
    The Wizard of Baghdad (Dec-1960)
    Wake Me When It's Over (8-Apr-1960)
    The Opposite Sex (26-Oct-1956) · Singer

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