Date of Birth:
1 December 1923
Dick Shawn played in 9 movies in the Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Music, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Horror, Romance, Music, Action, Thriller, Short genres.
Dick Shawn got succeed with average imdb rating 6.3.
Like Sheckey Greene and Guy Marks, Dick Shawn was a nightclub comedian whose talents were highly prized by the members of his profession, but who took quite some time building up a fan following with "civilian" audiences. Beginning his film career with a peripheral role in 1956's The Opposite Sex, Shawn signed a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1960. He starred in an Arabian Nights satire, The Wizard of Baghdad (1960), which may have been too "inside" for fans of that genre.
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