Dick Shawn, Actor: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. One-of-a-kind nightclub comedian/singer Dick Shawn (ne Richard Schulefand) was as off-the-wall as they came and, as such, proved to be rather an acquired taste. Way ahead of his time most say, it was extremely difficult indeed to know how to properly tap into this man's eclectic talents. Shawn began inching toward the forefront during the be-bop.
Dick Shawn was a guest star on a very popular in 1960s TV-show "Password" (1961). William Shatner attended Shawn's second-to-last show the night before he died on stage. Shatner has said at conventions that he thinks that would be a great way to go out. Personal Quotes (2).
Comedian Dick Shawn died at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla Friday night after apparently suffering a heart attack on stage during a performance at UC San Diego. Witnesses said Shawn, 57 Author: JANNY SCOTT And TED THACKREY JR.
Dick Shawn. Actor (65) Rented Lips (1988) Charlie Slater Maid to Order (1987) Stan Starkey Amazing Stories (TV Series 1987) Joe Willoughby (1 episode, 1987) Captain EO (Short 1986) Commander Bog Ratt: Dance (Video short 1986) Master of Ceremonies The Perils of P.K. (1986) The psychiatrist The Check Is in the Mail.