Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Another 4 wins & 6 nominations.
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(TV Movie) (as Mel Shavelson)
(TV Series) (episode "Elke Sommars Show, The" - as Mel Shavelson)
My World and Welcome to It
(TV Series) (conceived for television by - 26 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (written by - 7 episodes, 1969 - 1970)
April in Paris
(story "Girl from Paris" - uncredited) / (written by)
(additional dialogue - as Shavelson and Josefsberg)
Active on Broadway in the following production:
2 Print Biographies |
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Shavelson and Josefsberg | Mel Shavelson
Did You Know?
[on casting Bob Hope] We took his own characteristics and exaggerated them. We just put them in. He thought he was playing a character. He was playing, really, the real Bob Hope.
He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants. After graduating from Cornell University in 1937, he wrote a humorous column for a campus newspaper, as well as writing and producing a radio show. The latter came to the attention of Bob Hope, who promptly recruited him.