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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 September 1916Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 13 January 2002Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Shuster was born on September 5, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wayne and Shuster Hour (1957), Holiday Lodge (1961) and Once Upon a Giant (1988). He was married to Ruth. He died on January 13, 2002 in Toronto.

Spouse (1)

Ruth (1951 - 13 January 2002) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Married to Ruth Shuster for 50 years.
Long-time partner of the late Johnny Wayne, with whom he appeared 67 times on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (The Ed Sullivan Show).
Father of Saturday Night Live (1975) writer, Rosie Shuster, and musician/TV writer, Steve Schuster.
Formerly father-in-law of Saturday Night Live (1975) creator Lorne Michaels.
Cousin of Joe Shuster, creator of "Superman".
He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on November 14, 1996 for his services to entertainment in Canada.
Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999 with his comedy partner, Johnny Wayne.
Cousin of Superman co-creator, illustrator, Joe Shuster.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on Johnny Wayne's death]: He was lying there and holding my hand so tightly I knew he was saying goodbye. What can you say? What can you do? We had worked together for a whole lifetime. But I could still feel his strength - a young man's strength. He seemed to be saying, 'Ohay, I'm going. We did all right. Wish me well'.
I don't know anything about this computer stuff. Johnny was more interested, but I always ran away. I always say I'm not ready for power steering.
We were very serious, damn serious, and we'd sit there sweating and fighting over lines, and then we started to laugh hysterically. We always quit because we knew the following day we'd come back and say 'What's funny about that?' Comedy is very fragile. The words are important. There is rhythm, and we don't want anybody changing lines. It's written in stone.
[on his relationship with his partner, Johnny Wayne]: Migawd, the yelling we did - there was blood on the floor. We fought and we fought, but we were fighting to improve what we were doing. We never had a feud, although sometimes the fights were a little ugly. But from them came something better.

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