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Sol Saks (1910–2011)

Sol Saks, the screenwriter and TV executive who became a millionaire for writing the pilot for the TV series Bewitched (1964), was born on December 13, 1910 n New York City, though he was raised Chicago from the time he was two-years-old. A radio actor as a child, Saks started out his professional life as an adult as a journalist, serving a stint ... See full bio »

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 2005 Bewitched (television series)
 2004 Okusama wa majo (TV Mini-Series) (characters)
  Bewitched (TV Series) (created by - 254 episodes, 1964 - 1972) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse (1972) ... (creator)
- A Good Turn Never Goes Unpunished (1972) ... (creator)
- School Days, School Daze (1972) ... (creator)
- George Washington Zapped Here: Part 2 (1972) ... (creator)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Bingo Twice a Week (1972) ... (written by)
 1968 Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Out of the Blue (1968)
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heaven Help Us (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Walk Don't Run (screenplay)
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Apartment in Rome (1964) ... (as Sol Sachs)
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Madeline (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Something Special (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Slightly Fallen Angel (1959) ... (writer)
  Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 3 episodes, 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Come on to Mar's House (1958) ... (writer)
- Adult Western (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Bachelor (1957) ... (writer)
- Taken for Granted (1957) ... (written by)
- The Mothers (1957) ... (writer)
 1953-1954 My Favorite Husband (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 September 1954 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 20 March 1954 (1954) ... (writer)
- Debut (1953) ... (writer)
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Sol Sachs

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Writer's block is when you think your ideas aren't good and you get stumped. And I figured out... that you write it the way you would write badly, the way you wouldn't turn it in. And as soon as you start, your writing becomes better. Because you've tackled the subject.


Asserted, that his inspiration for "Bewitched" came from the motion pictures I Married a Witch (1942) and Bell Book and Candle (1958). He only wrote the script for one episode of the series, the pilot. See more »

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