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Max Wilk (1920–2011)

Max Wilk was born in 1920 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968), Open Secret (1948) and It Happened to Jane (1959). He died on February 19, 2011 in Westport, Connecticut. See full bio »

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 1977 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- It's a Brand New World (1977) ... (teleplay)
 1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Guest of Honor (1971) ... (written by)
 1968 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (novel "Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River") / (screenplay)
 1965 Melina Mercouri's Greece (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 McKeever & the Colonel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blackwell, the Retread (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- See You at the Bar Mitzvah (1963) ... (written by)
 1961 The Jane Powell Show (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Labor of Love (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Site Unseen (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 The Fabulous Fifties (Documentary)
 1959 It Happened to Jane (story)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ask Me No Questions (1956) ... (writer)
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- XXXXX Isn't Everything (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Van Horn Case (1954) ... (written by)
- The Gomez Case (1954) ... (written by)
  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Fast Dollar (1951) ... (writer)
- The Man Who Bought a Town (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Torch for a Dark Journey (1950) ... (writer)
 1950 Danger (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- See No Evil (1950) ... (writer)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Double-Dyed Deceiver (1950) ... (teleplay)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- She Loves Me Not (1949) ... (adaptation)
 1948 Close-Up (screenplay)
 1948 Open Secret (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: A Musical Jubilee. Musical revue. Written by Max Wilk [final Broadway credit]. Devised by Marilyn Clark and Charles Burr. Musical Director: John Lesko. Dance arrangements and musical continuity by Trude Rittman. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, Hershy Kay and Elman Anderson. Musical Supervisor: Lehman Engel [final Broadway... See more »

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Personal Quote:

'Alexander's Ragtime Band' has to be considered the keystone work of a whole new trend in American music. Those infectious lyrics which announced the arrival of jazz were not only spread across our entire continent, but were rapidly exported across the Atlantic, to let all of Europe in on what was happening.


Author, humorist, playwright and television writer/producer and son of Jacob Wilk.

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