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Hal Goldman

Hal Goldman, American comedy writer. Recipient Emmy award National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1959, 60, 66. Served with Signal Corps Armed Forces Radio Service, 1943-1946. Member Writers Guild American West (Outstanding Script award 1986).

Background

  • Goldman, Hal was born on December 5, 1919 in St. Paul. Son of Carl L. and Celia (Hillenberg) Goldman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1940.

    Career

    • Television writer Jack Benny Show, Los Angeles, 1950-1965. Freelance writer television pilots and specialists various studios, since 1966. Television writer Smothers Brothers Show, 1967-1968, Carol Burnett Show, Los Angeles, 1969, Jim Nabors Show, Los Angeles, 1970-1971, Flip Wilson Show, Los Angeles, 1972, Dean Martin Show, Los Angeles, 1973, NBC Follies, Los Angeles, 1974.

      Co-head writer Tony Orlando and Dawn Show, 1975-1976. Writer George Burns, 1979-1996, Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, Los Angeles, 1982.

    Works

    • Author: (with George Burns) How to Live to Be 100 or More, 1983, Doctor Burns Prescription for Happiness, 1984, Dear George, 1985, Wisdom of the 90s, 1991, 100 Years, 100 Stories, 1996. Screenwriter (with others) Oh God, Book II, 1980.

    Membership

    Served with Signal Corps Armed Forces Radio Service, 1943-1946. Member Writers Guild American West (Outstanding Script award 1986).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Betty D. Banks, December 13, 1941. Children: Barbara Garry, Louise Ackerman.
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    Born December 5, 1919
    • 1940
      University Minnesota
    • 1950 - 1965
      television writer, Jack Benny Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1966
      freelance writer, television pilots and specialists various studios
    • 1967 - 1968
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
    • 1969
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1972
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1973
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1974
      television writer, Smothers Brothers Show
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      co-head, writer Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
    • 1979 - 1996
      writer, George Burns
    • 1982
      writer, George Burns
      Los Angeles, California, United States
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