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Also Known As: Died: June 30, 1983
Born: December 25, 1921 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession: Writer ...


Cast (feature film)

The Great Man (1957) as Elevator operator
On the death of popular national radio commentator Herb Fuller, underling Joe Harris undertakes to prepare an hour long, eulogistic program featuring interviews with Fuller's friends. But, though Fuller was beloved by 150 million of what all the pros term the "great unwashed," all Harris can find is victims, cynical users, and outright enemies of Fuller. Is this where the magic of editing comes in?

Writer (feature film)

Jazz Singer, The (1980) as Screenwriter
Against his traditional father's wishes, the son of a Jewish cantor becomes a pop singer.
Sextette (1978) as Screenwriter
Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening to derail the negotiations unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Adding to the complications is a tape Marlo has made detailing all of her affairs and scandals, which her manager is desperately trying (and failing) to destroy.
Hammerhead (1968) as Screenwriter
The Ambushers (1967) as Screenwriter
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
Murderers' Row (1966) as Screenwriter
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''helio-beam'' with the power to destroy the earth.
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) as Screenwriter
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
King Creole (1958) as Screenwriter
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
Loving You (1957) as Screenwriter
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) as Screenwriter
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
Artists and Models (1956) as Screenwriter
A cartoonist/artist starts using the inane mutterings of his sleeping idiot of a roommate for his published strip. Soon, the "sleep-talking" starts to smack of political conspiracies and the CIA starts investigating the two. Meanwhile, two lovely models, living next door attempt to make boyfirends out of the pair.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as Story
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
Dream Wife (1953) as Screenwriter
For state reasons, a diplomat fakes an engagement to a Middle Eastern princess.
Big Leaguer (1953) as Screenwriter
An aging ballplayer is relegated to managing a training camp.
Scared Stiff (1953) as Screenwriter
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Screenwriter
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
So This Is New York (1948) as Screenwriter

Music (feature film)

Hammerhead (1968) as Composer
The Ambushers (1967) as Composer
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
Rose Marie (1954) as Composer
A trapper''''s daughter is torn between the Mountie who wants to civilize her and a dashing prospector.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Silencers (1966) as Parodies
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground.

Writer (special)

World of Entertainment, The (1982) as Writer
Performances by personalities from around the world. Segments are linked together via satellite. The program is an attempt to revive the format of "The Ed Sullivan Show," which brought international acts to television audiences.
Wayne Newton Special, The (1982) as Writer
An hour of music and song taped in Las Vegas and New York City, hosted by entertainer Wayne Newton.
100 Years of America's Popular Music (1981) as Writer
A star-studded celebration of American music.
John Davidson Christmas Show, The (1977) as Writer
A holiday special in which John Davidson and his family step through time to celebrate a nineteenth-century English Christmas.
Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special Special (1976) as Writer
An hour of music and comedy with Ted Knight and friends.
Pinocchio (1976) as Writer
A musical adaptation for television of Carlo Collodi's classic fable. The story of the puppet Pinocchio, from his creation to his search for truth and his quest to become a real boy.
Bing Crosby's White Christmas (1976) as Writer
Bing Crosby's annual Christmas show, featuring his family and singer/actress Bernadette Peters.
Perry Como's Springtime Special (1975) as Writer
A musical salute to Spring, hosted by singer Perry Como.
Muhammad Ali Variety Special, The (1975) as Writer
Songs and comedy sketches.
Perry Como Christmas Show, The (1974) as Writer
A holiday program of music and song with Perry Como.
Keep U.S. Beautiful (1973) as Writer
An anti-pollution program of skits and songs that voices that hackneyed and generally ignored appeal, "Keep America beautiful."
You're the Top (1956) as Writer
A panoramic celebration of Cole Porter's career.

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