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Also Known As: Died: January 13, 2003
Born: April 21, 1914 Cause of Death: complications from Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1938:
Wrote radio comedy material for Bob Hope, Phil Baker and Rudy Vallee
1939:
Contributed sketches to Broadway revue, "Keep Off the Grass"
1942:
First film credit (with Melvin Frank), contributed story to "My Favorite Blonde"
1945:
Earned first Academy Award nomination for "The Road to Utopia"; co-written with Frank
1949:
With Frank, co-directed first feature, "The Reformer and the Redhead"; also co-produced and co-wrote
1953:
Co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced "Knock on Wood"
1956:
With Frank, co-wrote book for Broadway musical "Li'l Abner"
1958:
Solo directing debut, "The Trap"; also co-wrote and co-produced
1959:
Produced the film version of "Li'l Abner", directed by Frank
1966:
Final screen collaboration with Melvin Frank, "Not With My Wife You Don't"
1969:
Directed both "How to Commit Marriage" and "The Maltese Bippy"
:
Formed writing partnership with Albert E Lewin
1973:
Co-wrote (with Lewin) and directed CBS TV-movie "Coffee, Tea or Me?"
1974:
Wrote episode of the ABC police drama "Get Christy Love" with Lewin
1975:
Last feature credit to date, as director and co-writer (with Lewin) of "I Will ... I Will ... For Now"
1976:
Directed Australian TV production "Barnaby and Me"
1980:
Published novel "The Glass Bed", co-authored with Albert E Lewin

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