Abraham Elieser Adolph Schönberg
|Also Known As:||"Al Shean", "Adolf", "Alfred", "Albert"|
|Death:||Died in New York, NY, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester, NY, USA|
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About Al Shean
Al Shean 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.
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.
Shean's son, also named Al Shean, worked on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.