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Alex Gottlieb (I) (1906–1988)

Screenwriter/producer Alex Gottlieb got into show business writing gags and scripts for such radio stars as Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor. He went to work for Universal Pictures as a writer, mostly of "B" westerns and action pictures. He let it be known that he wanted to become a producer, and in 1941 Universal execs called him in and told him that ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water Soundtrack
Love That Jill
Love That Jill Producer
Susan Slept Here
Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong Producer


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 1969 The Great Sex War (producer)
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Positively Made in Paris (1966) ... (producer)
- Tammy Takes Las Vegas, or Vice Versa (1966) ... (producer)
- Officer's Mess (1966) ... (producer)
 1966 Frankie and Johnny (associate producer)
 1965 I'll Take Sweden (associate producer)
 1956-1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (producer - 29 episodes)
- Happy Horoscope (1959) ... (producer)
- The Million Dollar Mutt (1959) ... (producer)
- The Card Shark (1959) ... (producer)
- One, Two, Ski! (1959) ... (producer)
- How to Make Enemies (1959) ... (producer)
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Desperadoes (1959) ... (producer)
- Ring of Sand (1958) ... (producer)
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Bess of the Bowery (1958) ... (producer)
- Tonight's the Night (1958) ... (producer)
 1958 The Big Beat (producer)
 1956 Joe & Mabel (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Joe's Bankbook (1956) ... (producer)
 1954-1955 Dear Phoebe (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Legal and Tender (1955) ... (producer)
- The Christmas Show (1954) ... (producer)
- The Monster (1954) ... (producer)
- Bill Gets a Job (1954) ... (producer)
 1953 Marry Me Again (producer)
 1953 The Blue Gardenia (producer)
 1952-1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Birthday Party (1953) ... (producer)
- Jail (1952) ... (producer)
 1952 Macao (producer)
 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk (producer)
 1952 The Fighter (producer)
 1951 The Andrews Sisters (TV Movie) (producer)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling (producer)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach (producer)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas (producer)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas (producer)
 1948 Wallflower (producer)
 1947 Always Together (producer)
 1947 That Hagen Girl (producer)
 1947 Stallion Road (producer)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee (producer)
 1946 Janie Gets Married (producer)
 1946 Her Kind of Man (producer)
 1946 Cinderella Jones (producer)
 1945 Pillow to Post (producer)
 1945 Escape in the Desert (producer)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (producer)
 1944 Janie (producer)
 1944 Make Your Own Bed (producer)
 1943 Fired Wife (producer)
 1943 Hit the Ice (producer)
 1943 It Ain't Hay (producer)
 1942 Who Done It? (producer)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (associate producer)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy (associate producer)
 1941 Hellzapoppin' (associate producer)
 1941 Hold That Ghost (producer - uncredited)
 1941 In the Navy (associate producer)
 1941 Buck Privates (associate producer)
Show Show Writer (36 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "Susan Slept Here" (filmed as Susan Slept Here (1954)) See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello] The minute a scene was done, instead of studying the next scene as any actor would, they ran to a little card table they had set up and the two of them played poker. Can you imagine TWO people playing poker? And everyone would sit around and watch them, the two worst poker players in the world. They would always play draw poker and Bud would always ... See more »


His wife was Polly Rose, sister of legendary Broadway producer Billy Rose. At the time of his death (February 10, 1966) Billy Rose was the largest individual stockholder in AT&T, had two surviving sisters and no wife or children. Rose left his vast holding in AT&T to his sister, Polly. To the other sister he left $10,000. The week after his death, Gottlieb purchased his first Rolls-Royce.

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