Comedian, actor and writer

Comedian, actor and writer Frank Shaw died Oct. 25 in Wilmington, N.C. He was 73.

Born in New York City, Shaw graduated from Syracuse U. and fought in the Korean War.

He started in the entertainment industry as an actor in “The Producers,” then became a a standup comic with 11 appearances on “The Johnny Carson Show.” He worked on TV shows and specials for talent including Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cosby, Dinah Shore and Glen Campbell. Shaw also wrote and produced TV movie Western parody “Black Bart” in 1975.

In 1979, he co-wrote “The Frisco Kid” starring Gene Wilder, and Harrison Ford.

He is survived by his wife Patricia and a son.

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