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Is Shy Baldwin in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Based on Anyone?


Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is really good at blending fictional characters and events with historically-based ones, making the entire show more believable and almost like you've been transported back to the late 1950s.

While some of the characters on the show are based on real people, one who is less obviously rooted in history is Midge's newest claim to fame: Shy Baldwin.

Shy invites Midge to open for him on tour, giving her an opportunity to shine and make a name for herself in the industry. Some of her competitors, like Lenny Bruce and Moms Mabley, are based on real comedians from the time, but Shy, actually isn't. While he's technically an original character, that doesn't mean that his personality doesn't have some roots in the time period.