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Jean Kerr (I) (1922–2003)

Author, playwright and songwriter. She joined ASCAP in 1959, and her chief musical collaborators included LeRoy Anderson, Jay Gorney, Jean Ford, and her husband, Walter Kerr. She authored "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" and "The Snake Has All the Lines", the plays "Jenny Kiss'd Me", "King of Hearts", "Mary, Mary", and "Poor Richard", and the ... See full bio »

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 1975 Armer Richard (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1974 Nie wieder Mary (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mary-Mary (1970) ... (play)
 1965-1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (book - 58 episodes)
- The Day the Play Got Away (1967) ... (book)
- A Matter of Concentration (1967) ... (book)
- Professor, Please! (1967) ... (book)
- When I Was a Young Man (1967) ... (book)
- Just While You're Resting (1967) ... (book)
 1963 Mary, Mary (stage play)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Jenny Kissed Me (1956) ... (play)
 1956 That Certain Feeling (play "The King of Hearts")
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Jenny Kissed Me (1952) ... (play)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Jenny Kissed Me (1949) ... (play)
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 1973 Jack Paar Tonite (TV Series)
- Episode #1.15 (1973) ... Herself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.45 (1970) ... Herself
 1959-1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.105 (1962) ... Herself
- Episode #4.117 (1961) ... Herself
- Episode #4.22 (1960) ... Herself
- Episode #2.126 (1959) ... Herself
 1961 The David Susskind Show (TV Series)
Herself .
- Episode dated 9 April 1961 (1961) ... Herself .
 1951 Down You Go (TV Series)
Panelist (1955)

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Stage Play: John Murray Anderson's Almanac. Musical revue. Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Additional music by Cy Coleman, Michael Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox, Bart Howard and Harry Belafonte. Sketches by Jean Kerr, Sumner Locke Elliott, Arthur Macrae, Herbert Farjeon, ... See more »

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Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself--like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. See more »


Collaborated with her husband on several comedic plays that appeared on Broadway, including "Song of Bernadette", "Jenny Kissed Me", and "Tough and Go". See more »

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