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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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Known For

The Dean Martin Show
(1966-1974)
The Harvey Girls
(1946)
The Joey Bishop Show
(1961-1964)
Song of the Thin Man
(1947)

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 She's the Sheriff (TV Series) (executive consultant - 1 episode)
- Call Me Madam (1987) ... (executive consultant)
 1981 A Gift of Music (TV Special)
 1981 Spring in San Francisco (TV Special) (head writer)
 1980 Thanksgiving Special (TV Special)
 1980 Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (TV Special) (written by)
 1979 Best of the Dean Martin Show (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 Cinderella at the Palace (TV Special)
 1978 Second Final Warning (TV Special)
 1978 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (TV Special) (written by)
 1977 Final Warning (TV Special)
 1977 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 The Second Annual Comedy Awards (TV Special)
 1975 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr. (TV Special) (written by)
 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (TV Special) (written by)
  The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (head writer - 79 episodes, 1966 - 1970) (written by - 10 episodes, 1967 - 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Celebrity Roast: Don Rickles (1974) ... (written by)
- Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973) ... (written by)
- Celebrity Roast: Hugh Hefner (1973) ... (written by)
- Episode #6.23 (1971) ... (written by)
- Episode #6.14 (1970) ... (head writer)
  The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (8 episodes, 1963 - 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #5.15 (1966)
- Episode #5.12 (1966)
- Episode #5.2 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.2 (1965)
 1966 The Dean Martin Summer Show (TV Series) (head writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1966) ... (head writer)
 1964 Danny Thomas Special (TV Special)
  The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (written by - 16 episodes, 1961 - 1964) (story by - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1961)
- 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)
 1961-1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- A Promise Is a Promise (1962) ... (written by)
- Danny Weaves a Web (1961) ... (written by)
- The Party Wrecker (1961) ... (written by)
- Rusty's Punishment (1961) ... (written by)
 1962 The Milton Berle Spectacular (TV Movie)
 1958 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Special)
 1957 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Special)
  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1950) (writer - 5 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (written by - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1955)
- Episode #6.7 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.1 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.26 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.17 (1955) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.11 (1954) ... (writer)
  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 (screen play)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens (original screenplay)
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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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