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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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1943:
Broadway debut, "Storm Operation"
1947:
Created and wrote the popular radio series, "My Friend Irma"
1949:
Feature screenwriting debut, "My Friend Irma"; film debut of the comedy team of Martin and Lewis
1952:
TV producing debut, "My Friend Irma" and "Life with Luigi"
1959:
Became an executive producer at Desilu TV studios
1961:
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
1964:
Left Desilu
1965:
Returned to screenwriting with "Marriage on the Rocks"
1970:
Made debut as film director with "Lovers and Other Strangers"
1972:
Second and last feature film directed, "Every Little Crook and Nanny"
1974:
Final TV directorial credit, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy"
1976:
Last script produced, "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood"
1993:
Sold a treatment to Disney entitled "A Proper Education" less than two months before his death

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