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John Grant (I) (1891–1955)

John Grant was born on December 27, 1891 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Buck Privates (1941) and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951). He died on November 19, 1955 in Palm Desert, California, USA. See full bio »
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  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (writer - 7 episodes, 1952 - 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1952) (additional dialogue - 1 episode, 1952)
- Episode #5.27 (1955)
- Episode #5.20 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.33 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.28 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.25 (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Champs of the Chase (Short) (scenes and dialogue)
 1954 Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (Short) (scenes and dialogue)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (screenplay)
 1952 Sailor Beware (additional dialogue)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain (additional dialogue)
 1951 Double Crossbones (additional dialogue)
 1949 Fun on the Run (Short) (material)
 1949 Kitchen Mechanics (Short) (material)
 1948 Mexican Hayride (screenplay)
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (original screenplay)
 1948 The Noose Hangs High (writer)
 1948 Oysters and Muscles (Short) (material)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (screenplay by)
 1946 The Time of Their Lives (additional dialogue)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties (original screenplay)
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds (screenplay)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (screen play)
 1944 In Society
 1943 Hit the Ice (screenplay)
 1943 It Ain't Hay (screenplay)
 1942 Who Done It? (screenplay)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (original screen play)
 1942 Rio Rita (special material for Abbott and Costello)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy (screenplay)
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying (screenplay)
 1941 Hold That Ghost (screenplay)
 1941 In the Navy (screenplay)
 1941 Buck Privates (special material for Abbott and Costello)
 1940 One Night in the Tropics (uncredited)
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A former newspaper reporter who eventually became a gag writer for many vaudeville comics, well known for his almost encyclopedic knowledge of comedy routines. He hooked up with comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and became their (often uncredited) writer on almost all of their pictures. See more »

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