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Hal Kanter (1918–2011)


Hal Kanter started out writing variety shows and revues for television in the early 1950s. He turned to screenwriting in the mid-1950s, specializing in comedies (he wrote for Bob Hope and Martin & Lewis) but also turning out dramas such as The Rose Tattoo and Let's Make Love. He directed a few movies, and although they met with success and acclaim,... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2002 Tyrants in Therapy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kind of a Drag (2002)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1992 Oscar's Greatest Moments (Video documentary) (written by)
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1989 Miracles - Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1961 screenplay "A Pocketful of Miracles")
 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
 1982 Beyond Witch Mountain (TV Movie) (teleplay by)
 1981 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie)
 1978 NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney (TV Movie documentary) (writing supervised by) / (written by)
 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Ed's Recuperation (1976) ... (written by)
- In Your Hat (1976) ... (written by)
- Second Coming of Della (1976) ... (written by)
- Della Moves In (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1976 The Good Old Days of Radio (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 Joys (TV Special)
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Alone at Last (1975) ... (written by)
- The Very Moving Day (1975) ... (written by)
  The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 12 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
- A Bone of Much Contention (1972) ... (creator)
- Old School Ties (1972) ... (creator)
- Jim's Decision (1972) ... (creator)
- Price Is Right (1972) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Song of the Jailbird (1972) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Julia (TV Series) (62 episodes, 1968 - 1971) (written by - 23 episodes, 1968 - 1971) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- Anyone for Tenants? (1971) ... (creator)
- The Gender Trap (1971) ... (creator)
- Anniversary Faults (1971) ... (creator)
- Swing Low, Sweet Charity (1971) ... (creator)
- Paper Tigers (1971) ... (creator)
 1970 Three Coins in the Fountain (TV Movie)
 1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- And Baby Makes Five (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three on an Island (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Sally and Sam (TV Short)
  Valentine's Day (TV Series) (24 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (written by - 10 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Climb Upon My Knee, Sonny Boy (1965) ... (creator) / (written by)
- I'll Cry at My Wedding (1965) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Muffin Is Not a Tart (1965) ... (creator)
- Farrow's Fling (1965) ... (creator)
- Tell Me in English (1965) ... (creator)
 1965 Dear Brigitte
 1963 Move Over, Darling (screenplay)
 1962 Arthur Godfrey in Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles (screenplay)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
 1961 The Danny Kaye Special (TV Movie) (written by)
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise (screenplay)
 1960 An Hour with Danny Kaye (TV Movie) (writer)
 1960 Let's Make Love (additional material)
 1958 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 December 1958 (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Mardi Gras (writer)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse... (writer)
 1957 Loving You (screenplay)
  The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (writer - 31 episodes, 1954 - 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1954)
- Episode #2.28 (1956) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.18 (1956) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.17 (1956) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.16 (1956) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Rose Tattoo (adaptation)
 1954 The Dinah Shore Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 November 1954 (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Premiere Show (1954)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night (written for the screen by)
 1953 Money from Home (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1953 Here Come the Girls (writer)
 1953 Off Limits (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Road to Bali (screenplay)
 1951 My Favorite Spy (additional dialogue)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (screenplay)
 1951 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
  The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1949 - 1950) (writer - 3 episodes, 1949)
- Episode #1.25 (1950) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.23 (1950) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.14 (1949) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.13 (1949) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1949) ... (written by)
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Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Son of Albert L. Kanter, who founded the successful "Classic Comics" (later "Classics Illustrated") series in 1941. Through Hal's Hollywood connections, "Classics Illustrated" obtained comic-book rights to The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Buccaneer (1958). See more »

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