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David Shaw (II) (1916–2007)

David Shaw was born on August 27, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Samuel David Shamforoff. He is known for his work on If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Producers' Showcase (1954) and Playhouse 90 (1956). He was married to Maxine Stuart and Vivian Rosenthal. He died on July 27, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

(1955-1957)
Playhouse 90 Writer
(1957-1960)
(1983-1984)

Filmography

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 1983-1984 The Mississippi (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Wheels of Justice (1984) ... (written by)
- Crisis of Identity (1983) ... (written by)
- The Trial of Ben Walker (1983) ... (written by)
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Passing (1978) ... (teleplay - as Samuel D. Shamforoff)
 1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (TV Movie) (story)
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series) (script writer - 4 episodes)
- The Statesman (1975) ... (script writer)
- The Rebel (1975) ... (script writer)
- The Whirlwind (1974) ... (script writer)
- The Ambassador (1974) ... (script writer)
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
 1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Movie)
 1969 Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall (TV Movie)
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 One-Eyed Jacks Are Wild (TV Movie) (teleplay by)
  Shane (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Big Fifty (1966) ... (teleplay)
- A Long Night of Mourning (1966) ... (story)
- The Distant Bell (1966) ... (writer)
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Prosecutor (1965) ... (written by)
- Ordeal (1963) ... (written by)
- Reunion with Death (1962) ... (written by)
- The Prowler (1961) ... (written by)
 1962 Kings of Broadway (TV Short) (teleplay)
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- County General (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Our American Heritage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Beautiful Wife (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Total Recall (1960) ... (written by)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- Alas, Babylon (1960) ... (teleplay)
- The Tunnel (1959) ... (writer)
- The Great Gatsby (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Not the Glory (1958) ... (writer)
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... (written by)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Disaster (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 The Man Inside (screenplay)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- A Man's Game (1957) ... (book)
 1955-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes)
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) ... (adaptation)
- Dodsworth (1956) ... (adaptation)
- Our Town (1955) ... (adaptation)
- Reunion in Vienna (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Fighting Chance (1955) ... (writer)
- The Glorification of Al Toolum (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- The Little Wife (1955) ... (adaptation)
- Zone of Quiet (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Answer (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955 Windows (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Language of the Roses (1955) ... (writer)
  The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes, 1949 - 1955) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1954) (written by - 1 episode, 1954) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1950)
- Total Recall (1955) ... (writer)
- Play Me Hearts and Flowers (1955) ... (writer)
- Time of Delivery (1954) ... (written by)
- The Broken Fist (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Glorification of Al Toolum (1953) ... (writer)
  Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (writer - 8 episodes, 1952 - 1954)
- Last Boat from Messina (1954) ... (writer)
- The Power of Suggestion (1954) ... (writer)
- Write Me Out Forever (1954) ... (writer)
- Native Dancer (1954)
- The Huntress (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Justice (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Terror on the Tracks (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Murder at Red Oaks (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Jamie (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adaptation - 3 episodes, 1950 - 1953) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1952)
- Dry Run (1953) ... (adaptation)
- The Doctor's Wife (1952) ... (adaptation)
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... (written for television by)
- The Apple Tree (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Miracle in the Rain (1950) ... (teleplay)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Scent of the Roses (1953) ... (writer)
- Columbo Discovers Italy (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Comeback (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Little Wife (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Delinquent (1952) ... (written by)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Jest of Hahalaba (1951) ... (adaptation)
 1951 Out There (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Susceptibility (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Great Nonentity (1950) ... (writer)
  Actor's Studio (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes, 1949 - 1950) (story adaption - 1 episode, 1949)
- The Little Wife (1950) ... (adaptation)
- Hannah (1950) ... (adaptation)
- The Frame-Up (1949) ... (adaptation)
- Zone of Quiet (1949) ... (story adaption)
- The Little Wife (1949) ... (adaptation)
 1949 Take One False Step (novel "Night Call")
 1948 A Foreign Affair (original story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1973, he wrote the teleplay for an unsold TV pilot for ABC called "The Lottery." It told the stories of the lucky (or unlucky) people who won the grand prize in a state-run lottery. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Samuel D. Shamforoff
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Trivia:

Won two Tony Awards in 1959 for "Redhead": as, with three collaborators, Best Authors (Musical) and as one of the book writers for the Best Musical winner. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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