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(TV Movie) (teleplay - as Josef Stein)
He wrote the book for the musical, "Fidder on the Roof," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Mike Kellin in the cast. Jerry Bock was composer. Sheldon Harnick was lyricist. The musical is based on the stories by Sholom Aleichem.
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He earned a master's degree in social work at Columbia University, and had a career in social work for several years. Then he met actor Zero Mostel
through a mutual friend. Mostel said he need comic material for a radio show, and Stein had an off-the-cuff idea. Mostel paid him $15 for it, and his writing career was underway.