Oscar Shaw, was a stage and screen actor and singer. United States census records show that Shaw was already working as a stage actor in 1910, while still living with his mother, brother, and stepfather.
In 1913, Shaw married Mary Louise Givler, in England, on August 3, where they both worked in a show called the "First American Ragtime Review" at the London Opera House. The couple lived in the Village of Great Neck Estates, and in 1937, later moved to the Thomaston section of Great Neck, first in a private home, and later lived in an apartment building on Welwyn Road.
His wife died March 31, 1964, at the age of 77, leaving an estate of $4,000 in a savings account at the Franklin National Bank in Great Neck. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to selling his Myrtle Drive home in 1937, Shaw settled a lawsuit with an actress, Florence Roberts, who brought a $50,000 lawsuit against Shaw, who allegedly had thrown her down a staircase while the two worked together in a road company. The suit was settled in January 1937.