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      Dick Shawn

      Dick Shawn

      Highest Rated: 91% The Producers (1968)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Dec 1, 1923

      Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

      With his idiosyncratic comedic sensibilities and manic delivery, Dick Shawn carved a unique career in stand-up and in some of the most memorable comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Producers" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." After serving in World War II and attending the University of Miami, Shawn began to dabble in comedy while appearing on Broadway, and developed a stage act that uniquely incorporated comedy, singing, and props to delight his audience. Soon he was appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with his act, which quickly led him to the silver screen. Appearances as the beatnik lifeguard Sylvester Marcus in the cross-country treasure hunt "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as hippie actor Lorenzo St. DuBois, who wins the part of Adolph Hitler in "The Producers," coincided with brilliant turns on Broadway in the musical comedies "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Fade In, Fade Out." Shawn was soon mostly seen on television, where he memorably voiced the Snow Miser in the stop-motion animated "The Year Without a Santa Claus." His true passion was his mad stage performances though, which he perfected with the Drama Desk Award-nominated "The Second Greatest Entertainer in the Whole Wide World," which deftly combined everything from Shakespeare to tap-dancing. Consistent TV performances line his resume through the rest of his career, as he turned up on TV series like "Amazing Stories" until his onstage death in 1987.

      Highest rated movies

      The Producers poster
      The Producers
      It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World poster
      It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
      Love at First Bite poster
      Love at First Bite
      What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? poster
      What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
      Maid to Order poster
      Maid to Order
      The Happy Ending poster
      The Happy Ending
      Water poster
      Water

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rented Lips Charlie Slater (Character) - 1988
      42% 55% Maid to Order Stan Starkey (Character) $8.2M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Check Is in the Mail Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perils of P.K. Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 44% Beer Talk-Show Host (Character) - 1985
      0% 68% Water Deke Halliday (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 65% Captain Eo Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 44% Angel Mae (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud The Ultimate Patient (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Hotel Weevil King of Evil (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye Cruel World Rodney Pointsetter/Ainsley Pointsetter (Character) - 1982
      70% 55% Love at First Bite Lieutenant Ferguson (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Friends Deke Edwards (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking Up Manny Lander (Character) - 1977
      90% 83% The Year Without a Santa Claus Snow Miser (Voice) - 1974
      No Score Yet 76% Evil Roy Slade Marshal Bing Bell (Character) - 1972
      33% 36% The Happy Ending Harry Bricker (Character) - 1969
      91% 85% The Producers Lorenzo St. DuBois (Character) $111.9K 1968
      No Score Yet 63% Penelope Dr. Gregory Mannix (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Igor Valkleinokov (Character) - 1966
      50% 71% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Captain Lionel Cash (Character) - 1966
      71% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Sylvester Marcus (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wizard of Baghdad Genii-Ali Mahmud (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Gus Brubaker (Character) - 1960

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Bob's Halloween Hoedown Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 79% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet 100% St. Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail to the Chief Ivan Zolotov (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 93% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      1968 1972-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963