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Bob Brunner (1934–2012)

Bob Brunner was born on August 3, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The Bad News Bears (1979), Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and Love, Sidney (1981). He died on October 28, 2012 in Northridge, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1979-1980)
(1984-1986)
Love, Sidney Producer
(1981-1982)
Happy Days Producer
(1974-1984)

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 1989 The Nutt House (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- 21 Men and a Baby (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1986-1987 Webster (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The K.O. Kid (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Our Song (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom of the Press (1987) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Sleepover (1986) ... (executive producer)
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (supervising producer - 24 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (executive producer - 18 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- The Front Page (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Photo Club (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1982 Love, Sidney (TV Series) (supervising producer - 1 episode)
- The Activist (1982) ... (supervising producer)
 1979-1980 The Bad News Bears (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- The Headless Ghost of MacKintosh Manor (1980) ... (executive producer)
- The Good Life (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Double Play (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Scrambled Eggs (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Old Timers' Day (1980) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Working Stiffs (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Pal Joey (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Looking for Mr. Goodwrench (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Preview Presentation (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Brothers and Sisters (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Truth or Consequences (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Main Event (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Save the Monkey (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Spring Vacation (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Love and Marriage (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1977-1979 Happy Days (TV Series) (producer - 37 episodes)
- Stolen Melodies (1979) ... (producer)
- Ralph vs. Potsie (1979) ... (producer)
- Christmas Time (1978) ... (producer)
- The Magic Show (1978) ... (producer)
- The Kissing Bandit (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Sister Terri (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Long time sitcom writer. He is credited with giving the the nickname of "Fonzie" to Henry Winkler's character on the sitcom _Happy Days_, but also writing the infamous episode where Fonzie jumps over a shark during a water skiing challenge. The phrase "jump the shark," has since come to signify the precise moment when a popular television show begins its inevitable decline.

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