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Shelley Berman


Born - 3 February 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 1 September 2017

Genial, rubber-faced, self-described 'sit-down' comedian (like Irishman Dave Allen he always used a stool) who, born Sheldon Berman, made on-off film appearances over the years, in between making TV and nightclub audiences laugh, especially with a riotous drunk act. Film cameos include those in Dementia (1955), The Best Man (1964), Della (1965), Divorce American Style (1967), Every Home Should Have One (1970), Beware! The Blob (1972), Rented Lips (1988), The Last Producer (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004), The Holiday (2006), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), a voice in The Secret Pass (2010), Looking for Lenny (2011), Compass Cabaret 55 (2014) and Sills (2017), his last. Married to his wife Sarah for more than 70 years, he died from Alzheimer's complications.