Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn bio

Birth Name: Richard Schulefand

Occupation: Comedian

Place Of Birth: Buffalo

Date Of Birth: December 1, 1923

Date Of Death: April 17, 1987

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Dick Shawn was born on the 1st of December, 1923. He was famous for being a Comedian. American comedian and actor who starred in the classic comedies The Producers and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Dick Shawn was born in Buffalo. He served in the army during World War II and attended the University of Miami for a short period of time. He often began his comedy performances by emerging from a pile of red bricks on stage.

Dick Shawn was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Dick Shawn was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Schulefand is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Dick Shawn’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dick Shawn’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dick Shawn kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dick Shawn was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Schulefand
NICKNAME: Dick Shawn, Richard Schulefand
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Dick Shawn was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Dick Shawn was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Dick Shawn had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Dick Shawn’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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