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Also Known As: Died: November 6, 2011
Born: December 18, 1918 Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: screenwriter, TV producer, director

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  For the Love of It (1980) Director
2.
  Once Upon a Horse... (1958) Director
3.
  I Married a Woman (1958) Director
4.
  Loving You (1957) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

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 Lunch (2012)
2.
 Color Adjustment (1992) Himself
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Moved to Long Beach, NY when he was around 16
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Launched his comedy writing career in radio in the late 1930s
1949:
Television writing debut on comedy variety program "The Ed Wynn Show"
1952:
Began writing for the Academy Awards telecast; went on to write several Oscar shows for more than 30 years
1954:
Created, produced and was head writer of "The George Gobel Show" (NBC, CBS)
1955:
Collaborated with Tennessee Williams on the big screen adaptation of Williams' drama "The Rose Tattoo"
1957:
Feature directorial debut, "Loving You" starring Elvis Presley
1964:
Created the comedy series "Valentine's Day" (ABC); also wrote, directed and produced
1968:
Created and produced groundbreaking NBC sitcom "Julia," starring Diahann Carroll; also directed several episodes
1961:
Wrote the musical comedy feature "Blue Hawaii," starring Presley
1970:
Wrote, directed and executive produced "Three Coins in the Fountain" (NBC)
1980:
Helmed the ABC TV-movie "For the Love of It"
1980:
Produced and wrote the NBC TV-movie "Lucy Moves to NBC"
1999:
Released the memoir <i>So Far, So Funny: My Life in Show Business</i>
2008:
Received final writing credit for the Academy Awards
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