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Hal Goldman Edit Profile

comedy writer

Hal Goldman, American Comedy writer. Avocation: tennis. M C. 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 of Minnesota, 1940.

Career

Television writer, Jack Benny Show, Los Angeles, 1950-1965; freelance writer television pilots and specialists, various studios, Los Angeles, since 1966; television writer, Smothers Brothers Show, Los Angeles, 1967-1968; television writer, Carol Burnett Show, Los Angeles, 1969; television writer, Jim Nabors Show, Los Angeles, 1970-1971; television writer, Flip Wilson Show, Los Angeles, 1972; television writer, Dean Martin Show, Los Angeles, 1973; television writer, NBC Follies, Los Angeles, 1974; co-head writer, Tony Orlando and Dawn Show, Los Angeles, 1975-1976; writer, George Burns, Los Angeles, 1979-1996; writer, Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, Los Angeles, 1982.

Achievements

  • Avocation: tennis. M C.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis.

Connections

Married Betty D. Banks, December 13, 1941. Children: Barbara Garry, Louise Ackerman.

father:
Carl L. Goldman

mother:
Celia (Hillenberg) Goldman

spouse:
Betty D. Banks

children:
Louise Ackerman Goldman

Barbara Garry Goldman