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Irving Brecher (1914–2008)

Irving Brecher was born on January 17, 1914 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and The Wizard of Oz (1939). He was married to Norma Brecher and Eve Bennett. He died on November 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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  The People's Choice (TV Series) (producer - 31 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Barkerville (1957) ... (executive producer)
- Sock, the Matchmaker (1957) ... (producer)
- The Queen and Me (1957) ... (producer)
- Sock Goes for the Dough (1957) ... (producer)
- Sock's Master Plan (1957) ... (producer)
 1949-1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series) (producer - 26 episodes)
- Five Dollar Bill (1950) ... (producer)
- The Banned Book (1950) ... (producer)
- Junior and the Bully (1950) ... (producer)
- Riley's Quarrel (1950) ... (producer)
- South American Job (1950) ... (producer)
 1949 The Life of Riley (producer)
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Other Works:

Writer of stage comedy "Sweet Charity" (1942) in collaboration with Manuel Seff

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Irv S. Brecher | Irv Brecher

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American radio writer, who became a close friend of Groucho Marx and went on to script two classic Marx Brothers comedies (At the Circus (1939) and Go West (1940). Brecher jokingly referred to "Go West" "as the longest short ever made". He began his career as an usher at a Manhattan movie theater. A critic from "Variety" magazine told him that he could earn money writing jokes for comedians and ... See more »

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