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Abraham Elieser Adolph Schönberg

Also Known As: "Al Shean", "Adolf", "Alfred", "Albert"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Dornum, Germany
Death: August 12, 1949 (81)
New York, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Hawthorne, Westchester, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Levy Schönberg Funk and Fanny Sophie Salomons
Husband of Johanna Schönberg
Father of Alan D Shean
Brother of Minnie (Miene) Marx (Schönberg); Emile Emanuel Schoenberg and Hannah Schoenberg

Occupation: Comedian
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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.

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Al Shean's Timeline

May 12, 1868
Dornum, Germany
September 27, 1930
Age 62
New York, NY, United States
August 12, 1949
Age 81
New York, NY, United States
Hawthorne, Westchester, NY, United States