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Bernie West

Bernie West, American producer, writer. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild West.

Background

  • West, Bernie was born on May 30, 1918 in New York City. Son of Isidore and Mary (Primakoff) Wessler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, City College of New York, 1940.

    Works

    • Comedian in vaudeville, then supper clubs, 1941-1955. Broadway appearances include Bells Are Ringing, 1956-1959, All-American, 1962, The Beauty Part, 1963. Industrial show performer, writer Broadway appearances include, M.C.I. Incorporated, 1964-1971.

      Story editor, then producer: television series All In The Family, 1971-1975. Producer, writer: television series The Jeffersons, 1974-1985, Three's Company, 1976-1985. Executive producer Threes's a Crowd, 1984-1985.

      Consultant What a Country, September 1986. Recipient Emmy award National Academy television Arts and Sciences for Bunkers and the Swingers in All in The Family 1973, Emmy honor as story editor All in The Family 1972, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image award for The Jeffersons, best comedy series 1975, 76).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild West.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam (Mimi) Berman, October 26, 1947 (deceased 1947). Children: Ellen Paula Wessler Harris, Isabel Lee.
    • father: Isidore Wessler
    • mother: Mary (Primakoff) Wessler
    • spouse: Miriam
    • children: Ellen Paula Wessler Harris West
    • Isabel Lee West
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    Born March 30, 1918
    Died July 29, 2010
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      City College of New York