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Date of Birth 16 September 1911Independence, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 25 March 2005Burbank, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NamePaul William Henning

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Henning was born on September 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri, USA as Paul William Henning. He was a writer and producer, known for The Bob Cummings Show (1955), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). He was married to Ruth Henning. He died on March 25, 2005 in Burbank, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ruth Henning (14 January 1939 - 15 January 2002) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (8)

Was once adviced by president Harry S. Truman to study to become a lawyer.
Father of actress Linda Henning with whom he shares a birthday, and on whom he partially based the The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) character Elly May Clampett.
Attended William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri where President Harry S. Truman graduated in 1901.
Father-in-law of Ashby Adams.
Ex-father-in-law of Mike Minor.
The Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation area and the Ruth and Paul Henning State Forest are located near Branson, Missouri.
Long-time friends of Kay St. Germain Wells, Paul and wife Ruth Henning flew to Tucson, AZ, to attend Kay's granddaughter's wedding.
Profiled in "The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age" by Jordan Young (BearManor Media).

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