Al Schwartz (writer)

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Albert "Al" Schwartz[1]
Born November 29, 1910
Passaic, New Jersey
Died March 25, 1988(1988-03-25) (aged 77)
Hollywood, California
Nationality American
Occupation television writer
Known for Emmy award

Albert "Al" Schwartz (29 November 1910 – 25 March 1988) was an American screenwriter, television producer, and director.

Biography[edit]

He was a writer for The Red Skelton Show,[2] where he and other writers won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1961 and were nominated for the same award in 1962.[3] He also wrote scripts for The Jackie Gleason Show, The Milton Berle Show, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, Petticoat Junction, and other television shows and made-for-TV movies throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.[4]

Earlier in his career, Schwartz wrote for Bob Hope's radio program, The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope.[5]

He was the brother of Sherwood Schwartz, the creator and producer of Gilligan's Island, and Elroy Schwartz, a comedy and television writer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituaries: Albert Schwartz; Early Radio, TV Writer". Los Angeles Times. March 29, 1988. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Red Skelton Reveals His Secret Of Being Funny For 10 Years". St. Petersburg Times. August 4, 1960. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Red Skelton Show". Emmys. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Al Schwartz (1910-1988)". IMDb. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Nachman, Gerald (1998). Raised on Radio, p. 144. Pantheon Books, New York. ISBN 037540287X.

External links[edit]

Al Schwartz on IMDb