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Sy Gomberg (1918–2001)

Sy Gomberg was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer and activist who spoke out forcefully against what he called "gratuitous and unpunished violence" in movies and television. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1951 for best story in "When Willie Comes Marching Home", and again that same year for best screenplay for "Summer Stock" ... See full bio »

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Summer Stock Writer
Kathy O' Writer


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 1988 BraveStarr (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Little Lie That Grew (1988) ... (written by)
 1985 Small Wonder (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Slightly Dishonorable (1985) ... (written by)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (writer - 2 episodes, 1980)
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 2 (1980) ... (writer)
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 1 (1980) ... (writer)
 1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1980 High Ice (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1979 Bender (TV Movie) (writer)
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Queen's Rook Club (1976) ... (written by)
- Good Neighbor Maxine (1976) ... (written by)
 1970 Breakout (TV Movie)
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- He's All Yours (1964) ... (writer)
  The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series) (creator - 45 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (written by - 16 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- Poor Eddie's Dead (1962) ... (creator) / (written by)
- My Worthy Colleague (1962) ... (creator)
- C'est La Show Biz (1962) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- What Can You Learn from Smoke Signals? (1962) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Thicker Than Water (1962) ... (creator)
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Step Down to Terror (screenplay - as Chris Cooper)
 1958 Kathy O' (screenplay)
 1957 Joe Butterfly (screenplay)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway (screen play)
 1952 Because You're Mine (short)
 1950 Summer Stock (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans (written by)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (based on a story by)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Chris Cooper

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