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||Died: || November 6, 2011
|Born: || December 18, 1918
||Cause of Death: || Pneumonia
|| Savannah, Georgia, USA
screenwriter, TV producer, director
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Launched his comedy writing career in radio in the late 1930s
Television writing debut on comedy variety program "The Ed Wynn Show"
Created, produced and was head writer of "The George Gobel Show" (NBC, CBS)
Created and produced groundbreaking NBC sitcom "Julia," starring Diahann Carroll; also directed several episodes
Feature directorial debut, "Loving You" starring Elvis Presley
Created the comedy series "Valentine's Day" (ABC); also wrote, directed and produced
Wrote the musical comedy feature "Blue Hawaii," starring Presley
Collaborated with Tennessee Williams on the big screen adaptation of Williams' drama "The Rose Tattoo"
Released the memoir <i>So Far, So Funny: My Life in Show Business</i>
Helmed the ABC TV-movie "For the Love of It"
Began writing for the Academy Awards telecast; went on to write several Oscar shows for more than 30 years
Produced and wrote the NBC TV-movie "Lucy Moves to NBC"
Received final writing credit for the Academy Awards
Wrote, directed and executive produced "Three Coins in the Fountain" (NBC)
Moved to Long Beach, NY when he was around 16
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