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Paul D. Zimmerman (1938–1993)


He wrote for Sesame Street in the early 1970s. He created the character Herry Monster. Herry's personality was inspired by his first child, Ian. See more trivia »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

Known For

The King of Comedy
Lovers and Liars
Consuming Passions


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 1988 Consuming Passions (screenplay)
 1982 The King of Comedy (written by)
 1979 Lovers and Liars (screenplay)

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To a woman who remarked how much he looked like Jesus Christ "I know him. He's the one with the famous father." See more »


Despite being politically progressive, he was a Republican delegate to the 1984 convention. He was the only man not to vote for Reagan. The purpose of his abstention was to bring attention to the possibilities of world peace and a nuclear freeze. His good friend Terry Jones of Monty Python has his delegate badge. Jones says he keeps the pass in a prominent place in his office to inspire him to ... See more »

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