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Al Gordon (I) (1923–2012)

Al Gordon was born in Akron, Ohio in 1923 but moved to The Bronx as a child. He was the middle of three children, with an older brother and a younger sister. After finishing high school, Al joined the Air Corps and spent time on bases throughout the US before moving to Tersiera. A plane of entertainers arrived at his station, and several of the ... See full bio »
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 1990 New Attitude (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Advertise (1990) ... (written by)
  227 (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (story - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- For Sale (1989) ... (teleplay)
- A Date to Remember (1989) ... (teleplay)
- Play It Again, Stan (1989) ... (written by)
- The Real Decoys (1989) ... (written by)
- Double Your Pleasure (1988) ... (written by)
 1985 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- All in a Day's Unemployment (1985) ... (written by)
  Three's Company (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1984) (story - 1 episode, 1984)
- Jack's Tattoo (1984) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Triangle Troubles (1979) ... (written by)
- The Harder They Fall (1979) ... (teleplay)
- The Catered Affair (1979) ... (written by)
- The Crush (1978) ... (written by)
  Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (TV Series) (1 episode, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1979-1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Rock Star: Part 2 (1980) ... (written by)
- Yearning (1980) ... (written by)
- Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 2 (1980) ... (written by)
- Larry's Father (1980) ... (written by)
- Marion's Fiance (1979) ... (written by)
  Carter Country (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1977) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1977)
- By the Light of the Moonlight (1977) ... (written by)
- Baker Buys a House: Part 2 (1977) ... (written by)
- Baker Buys a House: Part 1 (1977) ... (teleplay)
- Beating the Pounds (1977) ... (written by)
 1974-1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series) (writer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.4 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.23 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.19 (1976) ... (writer)
 1974-1975 That's My Mama (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Witness (1975) ... (written by)
- Tracy's Trouble (1974) ... (written by)
- Cousin Albert (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Hollywood Story (1974) ... (written by)
 1970-1974 Flip (TV Series) (writer - 94 episodes)
- Episode #4.18 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.17 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.16 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.15 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.14 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Physical (1973) ... (written by)
- A Classic Case (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 NBC Follies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer)
 1969 Jack Benny's New Look (TV Special)
 1968-1969 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #2.27 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.26 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.25 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.24 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.23 (1969) ... (writer)
 1967-1969 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 71 episodes)
- Episode #3.26 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.25 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.23 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.22 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.20 (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Jack Benny's Birthday Special (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1968 Jack Benny's Bag (TV Movie)
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- That Was the Bridge That Was (1967) ... (written by)
 1966 The Jack Benny Hour (TV Movie)
  F Troop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1965)
- For Who the Bugle Tolls (1966) ... (writer)
- A Gift from the Chief (1965) ... (written by)
 1966 An Evening with Carol Channing (TV Movie)
 1966 Mr. Terrific (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unaired Pilot (1966)
 1965 The Jack Benny Hour (TV Special) (written by)
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- KAOS in CONTROL (1965) ... (written by)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (written by - 162 episodes, 1954 - 1965) (writer - 59 episodes, 1954 - 1965)
- Smothers Brothers Show (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack Has Dog Trouble (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack Appears on a Panel Show (1965) ... (written by)
- Dennis Opens a Bank Account (1965) ... (written by)
- Jack's Navy Buddy Returns (1965) ... (written by)
 1959/II The Jack Benny Hour (TV Movie)
 1959/I The Jack Benny Hour (TV Movie)
 1955-1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... (written by)
- Auto Show (1955) ... (written by)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Capri (1956) ... (written by)
- The Chimpanzee (1956) ... (written by)
 1955 The Jack Carson Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 February 1955 (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars (TV Movie) (written by)
 1954 Red Skelton Revue (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1954)
- Episode #1.7 (1954)
- Episode #1.6 (1954)
- Episode #1.5 (1954)
- Episode #1.4 (1954)
 1953 The Pride of the Family (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1953) ... (story and teleplay)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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.

Alternate Names:

Al Golden
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Personal Quote:

Hal and I had the best jobs in Hollywood. We worked for a man who was truly a prince in this business. There's no way we could that work today.

Trivia:

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. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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