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Name: Dick Shawn  
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Date of Birth: 1st December 1923
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Dick Shawn (Born Richard Schulefand on December 1, 1923, died April 17, 1987) was an American born actor and comedian He is best remembered for his roles as Sylvester Marcus, bohemian beach bum son of Mrs. Marcus (Ethel Merman), in Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and as Lorenzo St. DuBois (known by his initials L.S.D.), the flower power hippie who lands the role of Adolf Hitler in the musical Springtime for Hitler, the play within the movie, The Producers.

He had continued success with one-man stage shows. He died onstage during a monologue about the Holocaust. Due to the nature of his act, audience members were at first unaware that he had suffered a massive heart attack.

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