Al Shean

Al Shean

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name = Al Shean

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birthname = Albert Schönberg
birthdate = birth date|1868|05|12
birthplace = Dornum, Germany
deathdate = death date and age|1949|08|12|1868|05|12
deathplace = New York City, United States
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occupation = Comedian
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influenced = The Marx Brothers
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Al Shean (May 12, 1868, Dornum, Germany - August 12, 1949, New York City) was the stage name for comedian Albert Schönberg. He is most remembered for being half of the vaudeville team Gallagher and Shean, and as the uncle of the Marx Brothers.

Schönberg's father was a magician. His sister, Minnie, married Sam "Frenchie" Marx, whose children would become the Marx Brothers. After making a name for himself in vaudeville, Shean teamed up with Edward Gallagher to create the act Gallagher and Shean. While the act was successful, the men apparently did not like each other much.

Shean went on to some solo roles, including portraying a priest in the film "Hitler's Madman" (1943) and as the grandfather in "The Blue Bird" (1940), and some three dozen other films. He and Gallagher also made an early sound film at the Theodore Case studio in Auburn, New York in 1925. [cite web
title=Gallagher and Shean
publisher=CBX Media
accessmonthday=February 21

Shean's son, also named Al Shean, worked on "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show".

ee also

*Gallagher and Shean


External links

* [ Al Shean at Internet Broadway Database]
*imdb name|0790383|Al Shean
* [ "Gallagher and Shean" (1925) experimental sound film made by Theodore Case]

NAME = Shean, Al
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Schönberg, Albert
DATE OF BIRTH = 1868-05-12
PLACE OF BIRTH = Dornum, 1949-08-12
PLACE OF DEATH = New York, United States

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