1967: He wrote the screenplay for a ten-minute demonstration film that reworked the previous year's
The Perils of Pauline
pilot into a contemporary era setting. The demo again starred Pamela Austin
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[describing what it was like working on
Your Show of Shows
, of which he was the head writer] A room full of raving madmen. And there I was at the center of it all, a Ukrainian Jew with a death wish.
During a half-century in show business, he wrote comedy sketches for Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis, and Bob Hope. He also wrote the theme music for "Your Show of Shows".