R.I.P. Shelley Berman (1925-2017)

Shelley Berman, famed comedian and actor whose career spanned several decades, died early this morning at the age of 92 at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif., his publicist Glenn Schwartz told The Comic’s Comic. Berman, born Feb. 3, 1925, in Chicago, died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, which was the only reason he stopped performing in 2014. In 1943, after his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he enrolled at Chicago’s famed Goodman Theater acting school. One of his most famous and poignant routines involved Berman portraying his own father when 18 year old Shelley calls home to ask for $100 for...

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