Wrote and produced three Broadway plays:
New Faces (1954), All American (1962), and Shinbone Alley (1971).
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[on Richard Pryor
in Blazing Saddles
(1974)] I knew how bright he was. I hired him because I was going to do a lot of black jokes. I said, 'I'm not going to take the heat for these. I want somebody there to give me the okay, see if I cross the line, what's in good taste, what's in bad taste.' Strangely enough, Pryor wrote very little of the black stuff. I wound up doing that.
One of the few people to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of The Producers
(1967); 3 Emmys in a row (1997-1999) for his guest appearance as Uncle Phil in Mad About You
(1992); 3 Tonys for The Producers- Best Musical, Original Music Score and Book (musical); and 3 Grammys- Best Spoken Comedy Album for "The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000" (1998, ...
The main villain wears a moustache or a beard