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Also Known As: Died: May 5, 1972
Born: February 19, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Weehawken, New Jersey, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1926:
Sold newspapers, ran errands and worked in a brassiere factory
:
Became messenger for animator Max Fleischer
1933:
Moved to Los Angeles
1933:
Worked as animator on Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series with Leon Schlesinger's Vitaphone Corporation
1934:
Created comic strip, "Van Boring" under the signature "Tish-Tash"
1935:
Left animation to serve as gagman and scritpwriter at Hal Roach Studios (writing for Charlie Chase, Laurel and Hardy, Thelma Todd and Our Gang)
:
Rehired by Leon Schlesinger and directed Porky Pig cartoons
1938:
Joined Walt Disney as scriptwriter on "Mickey and the Beanstalk" (date approximate)
1944:
First screenplay for non-animated film, "Delightfully Dangerous"
1947:
Directed 18-minute puppet film for the Lutheran Church warning against danger of atomic holocoaust
1949:
First solo writing credit, "Kill the Umpire"
1952:
Feature film directorial debut, "The First Time"
1952:
TV debut working for NBC as writer, director and producer
1954:
Made first film featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, "Artists and Models"

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