(executive story editor - 22 episodes, 1978-1979)
(executive script consultant - 1 episode, 1983-1984)
In 1967, he co-wrote the teleplay for an unsold comedy pilot about two elderly, retired superheroes who must once again don their leotards to do battle with a super-villain who has been set free and has vowed to destroy the world.
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They call writers over 40 in Hollywood 'grays' now. And Al--who worked for the Benny show, and went to the Carol Burnett show, the Smothers Brothers--goes to interview with the producer. And the guy likes him. But he says 'Gee, Al, I'd like to hire you, but I've got one gray on the staff already.' Can you believe it? A guy with all these great credits.
He lived the first seven years on a farm outside Akron, Ohio. At the beginning of the Great Depression in 1930, his parent moved to the Bronx in New York City where he moved six times and attended five elementary schools. He joined the military while a student at Theodore Roosevelt High School and never graduated.