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Joel Malcolm Rapp

Joel Malcolm Rapp, American television personality, writer.

Background

  • Rapp, Joel Malcolm was born on May 22, 1934 in New York City. Son of Philip and Mary (Fishbein) Rapp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Southern California, 1954.

    Career

    • Freelance assistant director, Los Angeles, 1955-1957. Freelance writer, director television and film, 1957-1969. Radio talk show host Station WABC, New York City, since 1983.

      Freelance gardening expert Mr. Mother Earth, Los Angeles, New York City, 1969-1988. Gardening editor Redbook, New York City, since 1986.

    Works

    • Writer 250 television shows, including McHale's Navy, Gilligan's Island, Donna Reed, Dick Van Dyke, I Love Lucy (nominated for 5 Emmys). Author 9 bestselling books including Mother Earth's Hassle-Free Indoor Plant Book. Regular television appearances as gardening expert.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Connections

    • Married Elaine Epstein, December 12, 1958 (divorced 1968). Children: Lisa, Danielle. Married Susan Stoller, October 6, 1985.
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    Born May 22, 1934
    • 1954
      University Southern California
    • 1955 - 1957
      Freelance assistant, director
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1957 - 1969
      freelance writer, television and film
    • 1957 - 1969
      director, television and film
    • 1969 - 1988
      freelance gardening expert Mr. Mother Earth
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1983
      radio talk show host Station WABC
    • 1986
      gardening editor Redbook