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Larry Gelbart

Larry Gelbart

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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 2009
Born: February 25, 1928 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Through his father (who was Danny Thomas' barber), landed first writing job on the radio show, "Maxwell House Coffee Time with Danny Thomas"
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Screen tested by Twentieth Century Fox; did not pass the audition process
1946:
Wrote for the radio show, "Duffy's Tavern"
1946:
Served in the US Army
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Was a gag writer for "The Bob Hope Show" on the radio
1950:
Produced first play, "My L.A."
1952:
Was a staff writer on NBC's "The All-Star Revue"
1952:
Wrote for "The Red Buttons Show" (CBS, 1952-54; NBC, 1954-55)
1954:
Teamed with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Mel Tolkin to write for NBC's "Caesar's Hour" starring Sid Caesar
1959:
Co-wrote for the NBC variety special, "The Art Carney Show"
1960:
Penned the libretto for the musical, "The Conquering Hero"; show closed after seven performances
1962:
Wrote first film, "The Notorious Landlady"
1962:
Co-wrote with Burt Shevelove, the book for the stage musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1963:
Was a writer for the CBS series, "The Danny Kaye Show"
1963:
Penned the variety special "Judy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet"
1966:
Produced first feature, "The Wrong Box"; also wrote screenplay
1969:
Co-wrote "A Fine Pair"; last fim for eight years
1972:
One of the creators of CBS' "M*A*S*H"; also wrote, produced and directed many episodes until leaving after the fourth season
1973:
Co-wrote the award-winning variety special, "Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments" (CBS)
1973:
Produced and wrote several episodes of the CBS sitcom, "Roll Out!"
1975:
Executive produced and wrote episodes of the ABC sitcom, "Karen" starring Karen Valentine
1976:
Returned to Broadway as the playwright of "Sly Fox" starring George C. Scott (and later Jackie Gleason)
1977:
Earned first Academy Award nomination for his script, "Oh, God!"
1978:
Contributed to the script of "Movie Movie"; directed by Stanley Donen
1980:
Scripted the TV series, "United States" (NBC)
1980:
Took his name off the final version of "Rough Cut" (billed as Francis Burns)
1982:
Shared a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for "Tootsie"
1983:
Wrote and directed episodes of the CBS series, "AfterMASH"
1984:
Wrote last feature for over a decade, "Blame It on Rio"; directed by Stanley Donen
1989:
Wrote the play, "Mastergate," a satire on the Iran-Contra hearings; opened and closed on Broadway after just 68 performances
1989:
Scored a success with the Broadway musical, "City of Angeles"
1992:
Adapted his play "Mastergate" for Showtime
1993:
Wrote the TV adaptation of "Barbarians at the Gate" (HBO)
1997:
Executive produced and wrote the TV-movie, "Weapons of Mass Distraction" (HBO)
1997:
Served as executive producer of the Showtime series, "Fast Track"
2000:
Contributed to the script for the remake of "Bedazzled"
2000:
Penned 26 five-minute episodes for a politically-themed Internet comedy
2002:
Had adaptation of "Lysistrata" (with music by Alan Menken) cancelled by the American Repertory Theater for being "ferociously obscene"
2002:
Writer for the screen adaption of the musical, "Chicago"
2003:
Executive producer and writer for the HBO special, "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself"

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