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Alan Abel (I) (1924–2018)

Writer, musician and film producer whose greatest claim to fame is in being one of the country's greatest practical jokers. Four years out of Ohio State University, Abel perpetrated his first major hoax in 1959 as the mastermind of the "Society for Indecency to Naked Animals" in which he persuaded actor Buck Henry to portray the president of the ... See full bio »

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Is There Sex After Death?
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 1971 Is There Sex After Death?
Dr. Rogers
 1969 Putney Swope
Mr. Lucky
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Lover's Leap (1951)
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 1976 The Faking of the President (producer)
 1971 Is There Sex After Death? (producer)
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 2005 Abel Raises Cain (Documentary)
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 1971 Is There Sex After Death? ("Breast Rock", "Rape of the Lock")
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 1976 Miss Nude America (Documentary) (special thanks)
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  Kaufman Lives (Documentary) (filming)
 2008 Radical Jesters (Documentary)
 2005 Abel Raises Cain (Documentary)
 1999 Private Dicks: Men Exposed (TV Movie documentary)
 1964-1972 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Writer / Prankster
- Episode #11.194 (1972) ... Himself - Writer
- Episode #9.127 (1970) ... Himself - Writer / Prankster
- Episode #9.103 (1970) ... Himself
- Episode #8.66 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #5.106 (1966) ... Himself
 1968 No More Excuses

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