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Harry Crane (I) (1914–1999)

Harry Crane, whose career began in stand-up comedy at the age of nineteen, was a very prolific screenwriter for movies and television over a span of fifty years. After beginning in stand-up comedy, Crane became a screenwriter for MGM Studios. He wrote scripts for movies such as Air Raid Wardens (1943), which starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1998 The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 The Honeymooners Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) ('Honeymooners' segments written by) / (special material written by)
 1988 Gleason: He's the Greatest (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Episode #1.26 (1988)
- Episode #1.25 (1988)
- Episode #1.24 (1988)
- Episode #1.23 (1988)
- Episode #1.22 (1988)
 1987 The 39th Annual Emmy Awards (TV Special)
 1981 A Gift of Music (TV Movie)
 1981 Spring in San Francisco (TV Special) (head writer)
 1980 Thanksgiving Special (TV Movie)
 1980 Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 Cinderella at the Palace (TV Special)
 1978 Second Final Warning (TV Movie)
 1977 Final Warning (TV Movie)
  The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (head writer - 87 episodes, 1966 - 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1967)
- Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 17 September 1970 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 26 March 1970 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (head writer)
 1966 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (written by)
 1962-1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Joey and the Andrews Sisters (1964) ... (written by)
- Joey Meets Edgar Bergen (1964) ... (written by)
- Jack Carter Helps Joey Propose (1964) ... (written by)
- Bobby Rydell Plugs Ellie's Song (1963) ... (written by)
- Joey's Lost What-Cha-Ma-Call-It (1963) ... (written by)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1961) (written by - 2 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- A Promise Is a Promise (1962) ... (written by)
- Rusty's Punishment (1961) ... (written by)
 1958 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Movie)
 1957 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Movie)
  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1950) (writer - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (written by - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1955)
- Episode #6.7 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.1 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.17 (1955) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.11 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.34 (1954) ... (written by)
  The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1952) (writer - 16 episodes, 1952 - 1953)
- Guest Speaker (1953) ... (writer)
- The Prowler (1953) ... (writer)
- Ralph's Diet (1953) ... (writer)
- Norton Moves In (1953) ... (writer)
- Hot Tips (1953) ... (writer)
 1951 Double Dynamite (additional dialogue)
  Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1951) (writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- Razor Blades (1951)
- Bread (1951)
- Episode #1.46 (1950) ... (writer)
 1950 The Great Rupert (additional dialogue)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (additional dialogue)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston (additional dialogue)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (screenplay)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (screenplay)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens (original screen play by)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Created "The Honeymooners" sketch.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Father of Barbara Cowan. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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