Book: "Rocks on the Roof"
Book: "What Are You Doing After the Orgy?"
Book: "Only When I Laugh"
(Book) "Backus Strikes Back"
Book: "Forgive Us Our Digressions"
(1958) Album: "Dirty Old Man" (produced a modest hit, "Delicious").
(1971) Album: Provided the voice of God on the double-LP soundtrack album of the Christian rock opera "Truth Of Truths" (Oak Records)
(1960) Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot for CBS, "Father of the Bride". NOTE: The pilot was reworked the next year and turned into a series, "Father of the Bride"
(1961). Backus was replaced by Leon Ames
. the series finally hit the network in 1961, he was replace by Leon Ames.
(1937). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1937). Stage Play: Hitch Your Wagon. Comedy. Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. 48th Street Theatre: 8 Apr 1937- May 1937 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: Jim Backus
] (as "Master of Ceremonies"), Willis Claire, George Curzon
, John Galedon, Millicent Green
, Joseph Greenwald, George Hunter, Gilmore James, Robert Kellard
, Dennie Moore
, Frank Munnell, Ethel Purnello, Kenneth Roberts, Joseph Sweeney
, William Tracy
, Dora Weissman, Mary Wickes
, Thomas Willard, Robert X. Williams, Keenan Wynn
. Produced by Malcolm L. Pearson and Donald E. Baruch. Produced by Malcolm L. Pearson and Donald E. Baruch.
(1937). Stage Play: Too Many Heroes. Drama. Written by Dore Schary
. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. Hudson Theatre: 15 Nov 1937- Nov 1937 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Paul Ashley, Jim Backus
(as "Cosgrove") [final Broadway
role], Jean Barrere (as "Danny Parker"), James Bell (as "Jeb Williams"), Leslie Bingham
(as "Mrs. Halsey"), Shirley Booth
, Herschel Cropper (as "Third Deputy"), Lew Eckles
, Elspeth Eric
(as "Nora Williams"), Thomas Fisher (as "Tommy Potter"), Lawrence Forsythe (as "Hartman"), Clyde Franklin
(as "Mr. McMillian"), John Huntington (as "Second Deputy"), Richard Keene (as "Harry Halsey"), Bjorn Koefoed (as "Nielson"), Jack Lee (as "Lassiter"), Charles McClelland (as "Burton"), Francis Pierlot
, Robert Reed (as "Capt. Miller"), Anthony Ross (as "Stevenson"), Royal C. Stout (as "Fourth Deputy"), Joseph Sweeney (as "Sheriff Bailey"), Randolph Wade (as "Ranger"), Rex Williams (as "Andrews"), Marion Willis (as "First Deputy"), Ernest Woodward (as "Peters"). Produced by Carly Wharton.
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