Bobbi Shaw


Bobbi Shaw as Buster Keaton’s offsider Khola Khoku in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Bobbi Shaw: born Barbara Shaw, 16 September 1943.

Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964)
Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965)
Ski Party (30-Jun-1965)
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965)
Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965)
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966)

Final credit: The Hunchback Hairball of L.A. (1989)

Bobbi Shaw was a member of “The Session”, an improvisational comedy group founded by Rob Reiner in Los Angeles in 1966.

Rob Reiner: When I was 19, I was at UCLA, and I decided with a couple of other guys to start an improvisation group… So me and Richard Dreyfuss and Larry Bishop, who was Joey Bishop’s son, and some others who were good friends and funny people—Bobbi Shaw and David Arkin—we all formed this group called The Session. We rehearsed at UCLA in the basement of Royce Hall for like, six months until we got a show together. Actually, the cops found us—the campus police—they found us and threw us out of there. So we started our own group and had our own theater on Sunset Boulevard. We were together for about a year, and then Larry and I did a double act. We did a lot of the scenes in the show in clubs and on television.
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In 1990 Bobbi Shaw started an acting school, “Expressions Unlimited”, which she runs with her son Richie.


Bobbi Shaw in a publicity photo for Pajama Party (1964), her second beach party movie, but first with a starring role as Buster Keaton’s offsider, Helga.

Bobbie Shaw Chance in 2012 at the 19th Annual Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Week Student Filmmaker’s Scholarship Luncheon and Awards, Sofitel Hotel  Los Angeles.

19th Annual Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Week Student Filmmaker's Scholarship Luncheon and Awards - Arrivals

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