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Bill Persky

Bill Persky was born on September 9, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA as William Allan Persky. He is a writer and producer, known for Kate & Allie (1984), Water (1985) and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). He was previously married to Betty L. Reisberg and Suzanne Taylor. See full bio »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2011 The Yard Sale (Short) (co-writer)
  Working It Out (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1990) (written by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Surprise! I Hate Your Friend! (1990) ... (created by)
- Foxhole (1990) ... (created by)
- Molly and David (1990) ... (created by)
- Take My Girlfriend... (1990) ... (created by)
- Instructions (1990) ... (created by)
 1987-1988 Kate & Allie (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Clip Show (1988) ... (teleplay)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1985 Water (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 How to Pick Up Girls! (TV Movie)
 1977 Final Warning (TV Movie)
 1974 Roll, Freddy, Roll! (TV Movie)
 1974 The Boys (TV Movie)
 1974 Bobby Parker and Company (TV Movie)
  Lotsa Luck (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1973)
- Get Off My Back (1974) ... (created by)
- Bummy's Girl (1974) ... (created by)
- Arthur Makes His Move (1974) ... (created by)
- Stan's Assistant (1974) ... (created by)
- You Oughta Be in Pictures (1974) ... (created by)
 1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  That Girl (TV Series) (created by - 137 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (written by - 4 episodes, 1965 - 1969)
- The Elevated Woman (1971) ... (created by)
- Soot Yourself (1971) ... (created by)
- Two for the Money (1971) ... (created by)
- Stag Party (1971) ... (created by)
- That King (1971) ... (created by)
 1971 The First Nine Months Are the Hardest (TV Movie) (writer)
 1971 Pure Goldie (TV Movie)
 1970 Three for Tahiti (TV Movie)
 1969 Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman (TV Special)
 1968 The Bill Cosby Special (TV Special)
  Good Morning, World (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- The Lady and the Pussycat (1968) ... (created by)
- Hutton's Mutts (1968) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Here Comes the Bribe (1968) ... (created by)
- For My Daughter's Hand, You'll Get My Foot (1968) ... (created by)
- I Love a Charade (1968) ... (created by)
  The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (written by - 29 episodes, 1963 - 1966) (story consultant - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Last Chapter (1966) ... (written by)
- The Gunslinger (1966) ... (written by)
- The Ugliest Dog in the World (1965) ... (written by)
- Coast to Coast Big Mouth (1965) ... (written by)
- One Hundred Terrible Hours (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Special)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Think Pretty (1964) ... (story)
 1963-1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Joey's Mustache (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Letter for Fuji (1963) ... (writer)
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1950) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He produced an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "My Wife Next Door". The plot concerned a divorced couple, played by James Farentino and Julie Sommars, who accidentally rent adjacent apartments in a beach-front community. See more »
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Father of Liza Persky, Dana Persky and Jamie Persky.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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