Bruce Jay Friedman (1930–2020)

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Novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Bruce Jay Friedman was born in New York City on April 26, 1930, and raised in The Bronx by his parents, Irving and Molly (Liebowitz) Friedman. Determined to be a writer, Friedman attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism in the school's first-rate ... See full bio »

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Splash Writer
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Stir Crazy Writer


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 2013 Brazzaville Teen-Ager (Short) (story) / (writer)
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (short story "A Change of Plan")
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sniff (1988) ... (writer)
 1988 Splash, Too (TV Movie) (characters)
 1988 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Splash, Too: Part 1 (1988) ... (characters)
  George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series) (based on his story: "The Mission" - 1 episode, 1985) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Assignment (1985) ... (based on his story: "The Mission") / (teleplay by)
 1984 Steambath (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes)
- A Preacher and a Jock (1984) ... (creator)
- Madison Avenue Madness (1984) ... (creator)
- The Big Bang (1984) ... (creator)
- Tandy's Legacy (1984) ... (creator)
- A Visit from Yuri (1984) ... (creator)
 1984 The Lonely Guy (book "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life")
 1983 Splash (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (story) / (writer)
 1980 Stir Crazy (written by)
 1975 Foreplay (from a story by - segment "Vortex")
 1973 The Ted Bessell Show (TV Movie)
 1973 Steambath (TV Movie) (by)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (story "A Change of Plan")
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