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Joel Malcolm Rapp Edit Profile

Television personality , writer

Joel Malcolm Rapp is an American writer and director who has worked extensively in television.

Background

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

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1954.

Career

Freelance assistant director, Los Angeles, 1955-1957;freelance writer, director, television and film, Los Angeles, 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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Connections

Married Elaine Epstein, December 12, 1958 (divorced 1968). Children: Lisa, Danielle. Married Susan Stoller, October 6, 1985.

father:
Philip Rapp

mother:
Mary (Fishbein) Rapp

spouses:
Elaine Epstein

Susan Stoller

children:
Lisa Rapp

Danielle Rapp