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Herb Gardner (1934–2003)

Herb Gardner was born on December 28, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Herbert George Gardner. He was a writer and producer, known for A Thousand Clowns (1965), I'm Not Rappaport (1996) and The Goodbye People (1984). He was married to Barbara C. Sproul and Rita Gardner. He died on September 23, 2003 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

A Thousand Clowns
I'm Not Rappaport
The Goodbye People
Thieves Writer


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 1996 I'm Not Rappaport (play) / (screenplay)
 1984 The Goodbye People (play) / (screenplay)
 1980 La fraîcheur de l'aube (TV Movie) (play "The Good-Bye People")
 1977 Thieves (play "Thieves") / (screenplay)
 1974 Free to Be... You & Me (TV Movie) (stories)
 1971 Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (screenplay) / (short story - uncredited)
 1965 A Thousand Clowns (based on his original play) / (screenplay)
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 1987 Square One Television (TV Series) (producer)
 1965 A Thousand Clowns (associate producer)
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 1987 Ishtar
Rabbi Pierce
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 1993 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Marlo Thomas ... Himself
 1990 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
- Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (1990) ... Himself
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Play
 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.212 (1971) ... Himself
- Episode #3.211 (1971) ... Himself
 1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.188 (1962) ... Himself
 1953 Kartoon Klub (TV Series)

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(June 1 to 13, 1971) His play, "A Thousand Clowns," was performed at the Playhouse on the Mall in Paramus, New Jersey with Hugh O'Brian, Bonnie Franklin, Joseph Leon, Walt Wanderman, William Bogert and Riley Mills in the cast. Harvey Medlinsky was director. Robert Conley was set designer. Leon Di Leone was lighting designer. ... See more »

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His younger brother R. Allen Gardner achieved his on renown as professor of comparative psychology who had succeeded in teaching American Sign Language to a chimpanzee. See more »

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