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Ben Starr (I) (1921–2014)

Ben Starr was born on October 18, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Benjamin Starr. He was a writer and producer, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Mister Ed (1958) and Silver Spoons (1982). He was married to Gloria June Kaplan. He died on January 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2001 The Facts of Life Reunion (TV Movie) (series developer)
 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (developed by - 201 episodes)
- The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) ... (developed by)
- The Beginning of the End (1988) ... (developed by)
- Big Apple Blues (1988) ... (developed by)
- On the Edge (1988) ... (developed by)
- Present Imperfect (1988) ... (developed by)
  Silver Spoons (TV Series) (created by - 115 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (story - 1 episode, 1982)
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow (1987) ... (created by)
- Edward's Big Adventure (1987) ... (created by)
- Educating Rick (1987) ... (created by)
- Pardon My French (1987) ... (created by)
- Thoroughly Modern Mildred (1987) ... (created by)
 1987 Small Wonder (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Personality Kid (1987) ... (written by)
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1978 - 1982) (story - 8 episodes, 1979 - 1982) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
- Short But Sweet (1982) ... (written by)
- Have I Got a Girl for You (1982) ... (story)
- Crime Story: Part 2 (1982) ... (written by)
- Crime Story: Part 1 (1982) ... (written by)
- Almost American (1981) ... (teleplay)
 1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mork Runs Down (1979) ... (written by)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes, 1975 - 1977) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
- The Commercial (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Unequal Partners (1977) ... (written by)
- Archie's Dog Day Afternoon (1977) ... (teleplay)
- Archie the Liberal (1977) ... (written by)
- Mike Goes Skiing (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sweepstakes Bums (1977) ... (writer)
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Third Letter (1977) ... (written by)
- Take Me, I'm Yours (1977) ... (written by)
- Champs Ain't Chumps (1977) ... (written by)
- The Dress (1977) ... (written by)
 1976 Joys (TV Special)
 1974 Maude (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Walter's Dream (1974) ... (story)
 1974 Oliver Twist (screenplay)
 1973 Treasure Island (screenplay)
 1971-1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Snow White and the Seven Bradys (1973) ... (written by)
- Dough Re Mi (1972) ... (written by)
- The Personality Kid (1971) ... (written by)
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Paul's Desperate Hour (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 The Partners (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Magnificent Perception (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 My Sister Hank (TV Movie)
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Auction (1971)
 1969 How to Commit Marriage (writer)
 1967 The Busy Body (screenplay)
 1966 Texas Across the River (written by)
 1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Look Paw, I'm Dancing (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whatever Happened to Yesterday (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Our Man Flint (screenplay)
 1965-1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Better Never Than Late (1966) ... (written by)
- The Crowded Wedding Ring (1965) ... (written by)
 1964-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1966) ... (written by)
- My Nephew the Artist (1964) ... (written by)
- Who Am I? (1964) ... (written by)
 1965 Tammy (TV Series) (teleplay and story - 1 episode)
- Will the Real Dwayne Whitt Please Stand Up? (1965) ... (teleplay and story)
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Thy Name Is Woman (1965) ... (written by)
 1961-1963 Mister Ed (TV Series) (written by - 40 episodes)
- The Blessed Event (1963) ... (written by)
- Wilbur's Father (1963) ... (written by)
- Ed and the Secret Service (1963) ... (written by)
- Horse of a Different Color (1962) ... (written by)
- Wilbur the Masher (1962) ... (written by)
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Honorable Albert Higgins (1963) ... (writer)
- Special Assignment (1962) ... (writer)
- No Strings Attached (1962) ... (writer)
  Bachelor Father (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Kelly the Yes Man (1962) ... (written by)
- Bentley, the Hero (1959) ... (written by)
- Bentley and the Beauty Contest (1959) ... (story)
- Bentley, the Organizer (1959) ... (written by)
- Bentley and the Motorcycle (1959) ... (written by)
 1960 Tom, Dick and Harry (TV Movie)
  The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Hunger Strike (1960) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Right Triangle (1959) ... (written by)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Funny-Looking Kid (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Guy Mitchell Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (script)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Uncle Barney (1956) ... (writer)
  Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1955)
- Pink Cloud (1955) ... (writer)
- Thin Air (1955) ... (adaptation)
  December Bride (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Lily's Song (1955) ... (written by)
- Matt Cooks (1955)
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Professor Writes a Play (1955) ... (written by)
  Duffy's Tavern (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes) (written by - 1 episode)
- Grand Opening ... (teleplay)
- Archie's Singing Contest ... (teleplay)
- Archie's Insurance Business ... (written by)
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Model (1953) ... (writer)
- The Stamp (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 My Hero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cupid (1952) ... (writer)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1952) ... (writer)
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