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Yale Udoff (1935–2018)

Udoff began his career at ABC in New York working with producers-executives Douglas Cramer, Edgar Scherick and Roone Arledge, and he is credited by some for coming up with the idea to transform the Batman comic books into a TV series in the 1960s. Udoff walked in and said we ought to do Batman. They threw him out of the office, but he persisted ... See full bio »

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Known For

Eve of Destruction
Bad Timing
Bad Timing Writer
Tales from the Crypt


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 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Strung Along (1992) ... (screenplay)
 1991 Against the Law (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Evil Conduct (1991) ... (writer)
- Past, Present (1991) ... (writer)
 1991 Eve of Destruction (written by)
 1989 Third Degree Burn (TV Movie) (written by)
 1980 Bad Timing (screenplay)
 1974 Hitchhike! (TV Movie) (story - as Yale M. Udoff) / (teleplay - as Yale M. Udoff)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- The Pieces of Fate Affair (1967) ... (story by)

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Yale M. Udoff

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Mr. Udoff quit his job at ABC to write plays. His plays The Little Gentleman and The Club, won Stanley Drama Awards in 1969. His next play, A Gun Play, which centered on violence in everyday life, premiered in 1971 at the Hartford Stage Co. It then moved to the Cherry Lane Theatre for an off-Broadway production starring Tony Musante. Clive Barnes of The New York Times wrote in his review that "Mr... See more »

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