Berman, Shelley

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Berman, Shelley Gender: M
Sheldon Leonard Berman
born on 3 February 1925 at 00:07 (= 12:07 AM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°55' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°41'

Shelley Berman (in the 1960s)


American comedian and cabaret monologist on TV and in films, including "The Best Man" (1964), "The Wheeler Dealers" (1964) and "Every Home Should Have One" (1970). Wry and acerbic, he zinged one-liners with impish intensity and had been on-stage since 1957. His albums won three gold records. While in his 70s, he released a new album, "Shelley Berman, Live Again!"

Berman won the first Grammy Award for a spoken comedy recording in 1959. He was perhaps most notable for his role as Larry David's father on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2002-2009), a role for which he received a 2008 Emmy Award nomination.

In the last twenty years of his life, Berman taught humour writing in the Masters of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, where he was a Lecturer Emeritus.

Berman died peacefully in his sleep from Alzheimer's disease-related complications at his home in Bell Canyon, California, in the early morning of 1 September 2017, aged 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Child 29 October 1977 (Death of son Joshua from brain tumour)
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  • Death by Disease 1 September 2017 (Alzheimer's, age 92)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Original entry had 23 February 1926, 6AM, Chicago: Church of Light quotes Drew.

On 4 September 2017 the date was changed to 3 February 1925 according to Cook County Genealogy birth index: "BERMAN, SHELDON; Birth; File no.: 6003817; event date: 2/3/1925 [3 Feb 1925]."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (70 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two adopted)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Alzheimer's)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Humour writing)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Cabaret, stand-up)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," 2002-2009)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three gold records)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book