Shelley Berman and Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Shelley Berman, comedian, dies at 92


Legendary comedian Shelley Berman died early Friday morning at his home in California from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92. Berman got his start in the Chicago comedy scene of the 1950s, alongside comics like Mort Sahl and Bob Newhart. He was known for his extended telephone monologues, performed while seated on a stool. In 2008, at the age of 83, Berman received his first and only Emmy nomination for playing Larry David’s father on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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