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Larry Gelbart (1928–2009)


The gift of provoking laughter came early to Larry Gelbart and has never deserted him. His distinguished career as a writer of comedy reads like a history of the art over the last 40 years. His writing credits date back to the Golden Age of radio, thanks in part to his father. The elder Gelbart was a barber in Beverly Hills who made it a point to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962). Music by Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer. ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

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I don't think networks learn anything from anything. See more »

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"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Outstanding Musical Production. See more »

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