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:
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Shavelson and Josefsberg | Mel Shavelson
Did You Know?
There's a difference between being the performer and being outside, watching the performer do the performance. It just makes it easier for you to judge what's going on. It's not that you're trying to control the actor. You're just trying to do what you can to help get the best performance.
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.