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journalist , Producer

Bernard Newell Smith, American radio and television scriptwriter, producer, journalist. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American Clubs: Lakeside Golf (president 1959-1960) (North Hollywood, California); El Niguel Golf (Orange County, California).

Background

Smith, Bernard Newell was born on December 21, 1914 in Goldfield, Nevada, United States. Son of Roy David and Grace May (Head) Smith.

Education

Graduated from high school, San Diego.

Career

Reporter San Diego Sun, 1932-1935. Newscaster, radio editor Los Angeles Examiner, 1935-1937. Public relations director, farm reporter Station KFI, Los Angeles, 1937-1942.

With publicity department Young and Rubicam, Hollywood, California, 1945-1947. Head writer, producer Groucho Marx television Show, 1947-1962. Writer radio show People Are Funny, 1947.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) People Are Funny, 1947, Joy of Trivia, 1948. Writer (film) Our Heritage, 1965 (Freedom Foundation award 1966). Columnist The Laguna Niguel News, since 1983.

Membership

Served to sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American Clubs: Lakeside Golf (president 1959-1960) (North Hollywood, California). El Niguel Golf (Orange County, California).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, painting, public speaking.

Connections

Married Ruby Irwin, July 16, 1948. Children: Dennis Bernard, Lucinda Loretta.

father:
Roy David Smith

mother:
Grace May (Head) Smith

spouse:
Ruby Irwin

children:
Dennis Bernard Smith

Lucinda Loretta Smith