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Shelley Berman Biography (1926-)
Full name, Sheldon Leonard Berman; born February 3, 1926, in Chicago, IL; sonof Nathan and Irene (Marks) Berman; married Sarah Herman, April 19, 1947; children: Joshua, Rachel. Addresses: AGENT--Irvin Arthur Associates, 9200 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 621, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
- Birth Details
- February 3, 1926
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- BROADWAY DEBUT--The Girls against the Boys, Alvin Theatre, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Applegate, Damn Yankees, Melody Top Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1959.
- Charley Wykeham, Where's Charley?, Carousel Theatre, Framingham, MA, thenOakdale Musical Theatre, Wallingford, CT, both 1960.
- Alfie Nathan, A Family Affair, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Applegate, Damn Yankees, Circle Arts Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1963.
- Elihu Good, A Perfect Frenzy, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1964.
- Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, 1966.
- Simon Wabash, The Unemployed Saint, Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL,1967.
- Mayer Rothschild, The Rothschilds, North Shore Music Theatre, MA, 1973.
- Insideoutsideandallaround Shelley Berman (one-man show), Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Benny Silverman, The Value of Names, Apollo Theatre Center, Chicago, 1983.
- Also appeared in Mirror under the Eagle, 1960; Guys and Dolls, Los Angeles, 1961; Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1972; Room Service, Queens Playhouse, Queens, NY, 1974; and in Don't Drink the Water, Burt Reynolds's Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Noah, Two by Two, U.S. cities, 1972.
- Mel Edison, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, U.S. cities, 1973.
- Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof, U.S. cities, 1980.
- FILM DEBUT--Sheldon Bascomb, The Best Man, United Artists, 1964.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- David Grieff, Divorce American Style, Columbia, 1967.
- Nat Kaplan, Think Dirty (also known as Every Home Should Have One), British Lion, 1970.
- Also appeared in Beware! The Blob (also known as Son of Blob), 1972.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Director, Keep Off! Keep Off!, 1975.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Mr. Quigley, That's Life, ABC, 1968-69.
- Mel Beach, Forever Fernwood, syndicated, 1977-78.
- Harry, Mabel and Max, 1987.
- A.J. Liverwright, Brenda Starr, Reporter, syndicated, 1979.
- "The Comedian Backstage," The Dupont Show of the Week, NBC, 1963.
- Peter Gunn, NBC.
- Rawhide, ABC.
- General Electric Theatre, CBS.
- The Twilight Zone, CBS.
- Breaking Point, ABC.
- Nightlife, ABC.
- Spotlight, CBS.
- Harold Silverman, The Kid Who Wouldn't Quit: The Brad Silverman Story, 1987.
- The Fabulous 50s, CBS, 1960.
- The Jack Paar Special, NBC, 1969.
- The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1969.
- Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show, ABC, 1987.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Producer (with Robert Klein), Comedy Tonight, CBS, 1970.
- Inside Shelley Berman and Outside Shelley Berman, both 1959.
- The Edge of Shelley Berman, 1960.
- Shelley Berman--A Personal Appearance, 1961.
- New Sides of Shelley Berman, 1963.
- The Steve Allen Show.
- Cleans and Dirtys, 1965.
- A Hotel Is a Funny Place, Price, Stern & Sloan, 1973.
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