Frank Shuster (?-)
- born in Toronto, Ontario
- grandfather was a theatre owner in Rotterdam, Holland and father was one of the first motion picture projectionists in Canada
- graduated from the University of Toronto and was on his way to a
Master's Degree in English when World War II interrupted his studies
- transferred to the Canadian Army Show.
- re-united with his college partner, Johnny Wayne, they wrote the music,
book and lyrics for the big Army Show and toured Canada coast to coast.
- they took the first entertainment unit (Invasion Revue) into Normandy
- they headed their own unit in Korea in 1953 and spent six weeks entertaining the Commonwealth Division
- best known for their appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show (they hold the
official record of 67 performances)
- also made frequent appearances on the BBC and their comedy specials have been seen on networks around the world
- they have won numerous awards, such as the Silver Rose of Montreux
- they have twice been chosen by TV critics and editors of the United States as the best comedy team in America
- was awarded an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws at the University of
- other show business awards include: The John Drainie Award in 1978 and in 1990 the Gemini Award, both for distinguished contributions for broadcasting.
- his daughter,
Rosalind, has won two Emmy Awards for comedy writing on the NBC Saturday
Night Live show
- son, Steve, is a musician and freelance TV writer.
- cousin Joe Shuster was a co-creator of Superman
- famous sketch: "Rinse the Blood Off My Toga"
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