Jerry Belson (1938–2006)

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Jerry Belson was born on July 8, 1938 in El Centro, California, USA as Jerome Leon Belson. He was a writer and producer, known for The Tracey Ullman Show (1987), The Odd Couple (1970) and Always (1989). He was married to Jo Ann Harris and Lianna Vivi-ann Flogell. He died on October 10, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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(1987-1990)
(1970-1975)
Always Writer
(1989)
(1996-1999)

Filmography

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 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (1977 screenplay)
 2000 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- A Very Special Drew (2000) ... (story by)
  Tracey Takes On... (TV Series) (12 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (writer - 24 episodes, 1996 - 1999) (written by - 5 episodes, 1996 - 1998)
- End of the World (1999) ... (writer)
- Obsession (1999)
- Hype (1999)
- America (1999)
- Road Rage (1999)
  The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (created by - 80 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (written by - 5 episodes, 1987 - 1990)
- Episode #4.23 (1990) ... (creator)
- Arms Control (1990) ... (creator)
- Her First Grownup (1990) ... (creator)
- Who Is He? (1990) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.19 (1990) ... (creator)
 1989 Always (screenplay)
 1987/I Surrender (written by)
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Security (1983) ... (written by)
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II (screenplay)
 1979 Young Guy Christian (TV Movie)
 1978/I The End (written by)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (written by - uncredited)
 1977 Mixed Nuts (TV Movie)
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane (screenplay)
 1975 The Texas Wheelers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Music Box (1975) ... (written by)
 1975 Smile (written by)
  The Odd Couple (TV Series) (developed for television by - 114 episodes, 1970 - 1975) (written by - 4 episodes, 1970 - 1972)
- Felix Remarries (1975) ... (creator)
- Laugh Clown, Laugh (1975) ... (creator)
- Old Flames Never Die (1975) ... (creator)
- The Roy Clark Show (1975) ... (creator)
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... (creator)
 1973 Cops (TV Movie) (creator)
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie) (written by)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Bed (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 The Murdocks and the McClays (TV Movie) (creator)
 1970 The Grasshopper (screenplay) / (story)
  Love, American Style (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1970) (written by - 15 episodes, 1969 - 1970)
- Love and the Minister/Love and the Geisha/Love and the Singles Apartment (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love American Style Blackouts", as Tawisaki Kwi)
- Love and the Fly/Love and the Millionaires/Love and Double Trouble (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love American Style Blackouts", as Tawisaki Kwi)
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love American Style Blackouts", as Tawisaki Kwi)
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love American Style Blackouts", as Tawisaki Kwi)
- Love and the Safely Married Man/Love and the Uncoupled Couple/Love and the Many Married Couple (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love American Style Blackouts", as Tawisaki Kwi)
 1968 How Sweet It Is! (screenplay by)
 1968 Dick Van Dyke (TV Special)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- It's Greek to Me (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
  Hey, Landlord (TV Series) (created by - 31 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (written by - 4 episodes, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Aunt Harriet Wants You (1967) ... (creator)
- The Dinner Who Came to Man (1967) ... (creator)
- Czech Your Wife, Sir? (1967) ... (creator)
- Swingle City, East (1967) ... (creator)
- Testing, One Two (1967) ... (creator)
 1964-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (written by - 18 episodes)
- Long Night's Journey Into Day (1966) ... (written by)
- The Man from My Uncle (1966) ... (written by)
- Talk to the Snail (1966) ... (written by)
- Bad Reception in Albany (1966) ... (written by)
- Odd But True (1965) ... (written by)
  The Lucy Show (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Lucy and Clint Walker (1966) ... (written by)
- Lucy the Robot (1966) ... (written by)
- Lucy Saves Milton Berle (1965) ... (written by)
- Lucy and the Sleeping Beauty (1965) ... (written by)
- Lucy and the Countess Have a Horse Guest (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 I Spy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Hank (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
  The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- Joey the Star Maker (1965) ... (written by)
- Joey Changes Larry's Luck (1965) ... (written by)
- The Sultan's Gift (1965) ... (written by)
- You're What, Again? (1964) ... (written by)
- Joey Goes to CBS (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Danny Thomas Special (TV Special)
 1964 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Pay Day (1964) ... (written by)
- Captain Ironpants (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Think Pretty (1964) ... (teleplay)
  The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1964) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Danny Thomas, I Love You (1964) ... (written by)
- Speak for Yourself, Jose (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Pupa Loves Rusty (1964) ... (written by)
- The Quiz Show (1964) ... (written by)
- Linda's Crush (1964) ... (written by)
- The Bowling Partners (1964) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1972, he co-wrote the teleplay for an unsold comedy pilot called "The Out-of-Towners" which never got past the script stage.

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Alternate Names:

Richard Brando | Tawisaki Kwi

Spouse:

Jo Ann Harris  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

After graduating from high school, he struggled to make a living as a magician, comic book writer, and drummer. He finally sold a script to The Danny Thomas Show (1953), when he was 22. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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