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George Balzer (1915–2006)

George Balzer was born on September 1, 1915 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Jack Benny Program (1950), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and Are You with It? (1948). He was married to Ada Marie Anderson. He died on September 28, 2006 in Van Nuys, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1979 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Man of the Year (1979) ... (written by)
 1968-1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Lucy Sublets the Office (1972) ... (written by)
- Lucy and the 20-20 Vision (1971) ... (written by)
- Lucy, the Cement Worker (1969) ... (written by)
- Lucy, the Conclusion Jumper (1968) ... (written by)
- Lucy, the Process Server (1968) ... (written by)
 1969 Jack Benny's Birthday Special (TV Special) (written by)
 1966 Mr. Terrific (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unaired Pilot (1966)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Smile and the World... (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 The Jack Benny Hour (TV Special) (written by)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (1 episode, 1961) (written by - 188 episodes, 1951 - 1965) (writer - 61 episodes, 1950 - 1965) (written for television by - 5 episodes, 1953 - 1955)
- Smothers Brothers Show (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack Has Dog Trouble (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack Appears on a Panel Show (1965) ... (written by)
- Dennis Opens a Bank Account (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack's Navy Buddy Returns (1965) ... (written by)
 1955-1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... (written by)
- Auto Show (1955) ... (written by)
 1955 The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars (TV Movie) (written by)
 1952 Stars in the Eye (TV Movie) (written by)
 1948 Are You with It? (play)
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 1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Bachelor TV Lives (1958) ... Technician
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 1992 Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom (TV Movie documentary)

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Co-wrote the book for the musical "Are You With It?" with Sam Perrin . The show ran on Broadway for 267 performances in 1945 and was later made in to a movie by Universal Pictures. See more »

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Part of a team of comedy writers who won the Emmy for The Jack Benny Program (1950), which premiered on television in 1950 and became The Jack Benny Hour (1965) in the mid-1960s. He started writing for Benny in 1943, when the show was on radio and moved to television with Benny during the 25 years he spent under contract with the famous comedian. See more »

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