No photo available. Represent Cy Howard? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 40,881 this week

Cy Howard (1915–1993)

Cy Howard was born on September 27, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Seymour Horowitz. He was a writer and producer, known for My Friend Irma (1949), Marriage on the Rocks (1965) and Harrigan and Son (1960). He was married to Barbara Leah Warner, Gloria Grahame and Nan Wynn. He died on April 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

Dysfunctional Family Fun

Family time during the holidays brings out the best and worst in all of us. Take a look at some memorably dysfunctional families in holiday-themed movies.

View our list of dysfunctional families

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interviews

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8600 people
created 26 Feb 2012
list image
a list of 683 people
created 17 Sep 2013

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Cy Howard's work have you seen?
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (16 credits)
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny (screenplay)
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks (screenplay) / (story "Community Property")
 1965 The Decorator (TV Short) (story) / (teleplay)
 1963 Maggie Brown (TV Movie) (creator)
 1963 Mickey and the Contessa (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series) (created by - 34 episodes)
- The Testimonial (1961) ... (creator)
- On Broadway (1961) ... (creator)
- Roommates (1961) ... (creator)
- The Legacy (1961) ... (creator)
- Hello - Goodbye (1961) ... (creator)
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series) (created for television by - 1 episode)
- You Can't Go Home Again (1960) ... (created for television by)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music U.S.A. (1958) ... (writer)
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Just Plain Folks (1956) ... (writer)
 1954 That's My Boy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tiger on Rossmore College (1954) ... (writer)
 1952-1953 My Friend Irma (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 October 1953 (1953) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 3 October 1952 (1952) ... (creator)
 1952 Life with Luigi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Citizenship (1952) ... (writer)
 1951 That's My Boy
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West (characters) / (screenplay)
 1949 My Friend Irma (radio program "My Friend Irma") / (screenplay)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1961, he produced an unsold sitcom pilot called, "My Wife's Brother" about a brother-in-law who moves in with his sister's family and sends their lives into a turmoil. The series starred Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Carole Cook. See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A department-store magnate who wanted to try his hand at producing a Broadway show sank a lot of his money into a musical that previewed in Philadelphia prior to opening on Broadway. The show was turning out to be a huge flop and was losing large sums of money. In an effort to revamp it, the producer hired Howard to rewrite it, and asked him to come to Philadelphia to see it and then give his ... See more »


Junior doubles tennis champion in 1933 at the University of Wisconsin. Transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in economics. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Cy Howard on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page