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Ed Simmons (I) (1919–1998)

Ed Simmons began his writing career partnering with Norman Lear to write a monologue for Danny Thomas. The two went on to write for the Ford Star Revue starring Jack Haley, The Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and the Martha Raye show. After he and Mr. Lear ended their partnership, he went on to write for such stars as George ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Carol Burnett Show
(1973-1978)
The Red Skelton Hour
(1961-1963)
Scared Stiff
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(1953)
This Is Tom Jones
(1969)

Filmography

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  The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (writing supervisor - 117 episodes, 1973 - 1978) (writer - 3 episodes, 1974 - 1977)
- A Special Evening with Carol Burnett (1978) ... (writing supervisor)
- Episode #11.23 (1978) ... (writing supervisor)
- Episode #11.22 (1978) ... (writing supervisor)
- Episode #11.21 (1978) ... (writing supervisor)
- Episode #11.20 (1978) ... (writing supervisor)
 1976 The Kelly Monteith Show (TV Series)
 1972 Keep the Faith (TV Movie)
 1971 The Partners (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Our Butler Didn't Do It (1971) ... (written by)
- Have I Got an Apartment for You! (1971) ... (written by)
- To Catch a Crooke (1971) ... (written by)
 1971 Amateur's Guide to Love (TV Movie)
 1970 Jumbo - Ein Elefantenleben (TV Movie)
  This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (head writer - 15 episodes, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.13 (1969) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.12 (1969) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.11 (1969) ... (head writer)
  The Second Hundred Years (TV Series) (developer - 26 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967)
- Luke and Comrade Tanya (1968) ... (creator)
- A Different Kind of Bug (1968) ... (creator)
- Lucky Luke (1968) ... (creator)
- Dude Hand Luke (1968) ... (creator)
- Love on the Double (1968) ... (creator)
 1967 The Medicine Men (TV Series) (creator)
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1967)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1966 Where's Everett (TV Movie)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (writer - 65 episodes, 1961 - 1963) (script supervisor - 1 episode, 1961)
- Jerk and the Beanstalk (1963) ... (writer)
- Captains Outrageous (1963) ... (writer)
- A Midsummer Nut's Dream (1963) ... (writer)
- Ah, Sweet Mystery of Wife (1963) ... (writer)
- How Green Was My Money (1963) ... (writer)
  The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (writer - 4 episodes, 1958 - 1961)
- Episode #5.35 (1961)
- Four in One (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.13 (1960) ... (writer)
- Arabian Nights (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.36 (1959)
 1959 The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #6.4 (1959)
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Terry's Coach (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1958) ... (writer)
 1954-1955 The Martha Raye Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1954) ... (writer)
  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1950) (written by - 5 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (writer - 4 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (co-writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #4.1 (1953) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.33 (1953) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.11 (1952) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (1952) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.35 (1952) ... (written by)
 1953 Scared Stiff (additional dialogue)
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Other Works:

In 1973, he produced and wrote the teleplay for "Keep the Faith" a revised version of the previous year's pilot about the comedic conflicts that arise between a young and old rabbi. This version starred Jack Kruschen, Todd Sussman and Marge Raymond. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Star Sign:

Gemini

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