Al Shean

Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Lowest Rated: 86% Stella Dallas (1937)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
German-born vaudeville entertainer Al Shean entered show business folklore as one-half of the comedy team of Gallagher and Shean. Few people can remember the team's jokes or routines, but many can recite from memory the duo's signature song, "Absolutely, Mr. Gallagher? Postively, Mr. Shean." Of more significance to the film world, Shean was the younger brother of Minnie Marx, who in turn was the mother of the Marx Brothers. When the merry Marxes were struggling in vaudeville in the World War I years, it was Uncle Al Shean who wrote several of the team's best and most popular sketches; he also decided that Harpo Marx would be a more effective comedian if he didn't try to speak on stage. The Marx Brothers returned the favor by seeing to it that the aging, impecunious Al Shean was cast in substantial character roles in such MGM films as San Francisco (1936), The Great Waltz (1938), and Ziegfeld Girl (1941).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hitler's Madman Priest 1943
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Himself 1941
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Grandpa Tyl 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade Herman 1939
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Gumpel 1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz Cellist 1938
No Score Yet Tim Tyler's Luck Professor James Tyler 1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Fraum 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Orchestra Leader 1937
86% Stella Dallas Actor 1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You Max 'Pa' Barrett 1937
No Score Yet The Road Back Mr. Markheim 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Herman Schmidt 1937
100% San Francisco Professor 1936
No Score Yet The Law in Her Hands Franz 1936
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Mr. Hamburgher 1935
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady Schmidt 1935
No Score Yet Symphony of Living Adolph Greig 1935
No Score Yet Music in the Air Dr. Walter Lessing 1934


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