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Max Shulman (I) (1919–1988)

A prolific writer of satirical humor, Max Shulman was born in St.Paul, Minnesota, USA, the son of a Russian immigrant house painter, and began his writing career for the college humor magazine at the University of Minnesota. His work there came to the notice of a Doubleday editor, who encouraged the student to turn his best work into a novel, "... See full bio »

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 1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (TV Movie) (characters) / (story)
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie) (written by)
  House Calls (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode, 1980) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- I'll Be Suing You (1980) ... (creator)
- Paging Dr. Michaels (1979) ... (written by)
 1978 House Calls (screenplay) / (story)
  The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (created by - 148 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (written by - 31 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (story - 8 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1960 - 1962)
- The Devil and Dobie Gillis (1963) ... (creator) / (story)
- The Call of the Like Wild (1963) ... (creator)
- Beauty Is Only Kin Deep (1963) ... (creator)
- I Was a Spy for the F.O.B. (1963) ... (creator)
 1961 Daddy-O (TV Movie)
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (from the novel by)
 1955 The Tender Trap (play)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (story)
 1953 Half a Hero (writer)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Confidentially Connie (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Face Is Familiar... But (1950) ... (story)
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Robert Paul Smith and his play, "The Tender Trap," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with William Shatner in the cast. See more »

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I write all kinds of stuff. In fact, I write nearly everything except radio scripts. That is because comedians go around talking about 'my writers,' like 'my neckties' or 'my ulcers.'


Was nominated for Broadway's 1968 Tony Award for his book as part of a Best Musical nomination for "How Now, Dow Jones." See more »

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