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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 29, 1993|
|Born:||September 27, 1915||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
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Broadway debut, "Storm Operation"
Created and wrote the popular radio series, "My Friend Irma"
Feature screenwriting debut, "My Friend Irma"; film debut of the comedy team of Martin and Lewis
TV producing debut, "My Friend Irma" and "Life with Luigi"
Became an executive producer at Desilu TV studios
Filed suit in June for $950,000 against director Frank Tashlin, star Jerry Lewis and Paramount Studios, claimed that his story idea and screenplay, "The Paris Story", had been used without permission in the film, "Cinderfella"; case was settled out of court six months later
Returned to screenwriting with "Marriage on the Rocks"
Made debut as film director with "Lovers and Other Strangers"
Second and last feature film directed, "Every Little Crook and Nanny"
Final TV directorial credit, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy"
Last script produced, "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood"
Sold a treatment to Disney entitled "A Proper Education" less than two months before his death
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