“Forgotten Hollywood”- Golden Age of Teleplay…

Posted on October 10, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Bob Schiller was a comedic writer, whose credits reach back to television’s infancy, including I Love Lucy; and later, Maude, All in the Family, and The Carol Burnett Show. He began penning for the small screen in 1950; and three years later, he formed a partnership with Bob Weiskopf, with whom he collaborated for nearly a half-century.

“`They successfully collaborated for sitcoms such as The Jimmy Durante ShowDecember Bride,  The Bob Cummings ShowMake Room For Daddy, and The Ann Sothern Show. Their partnership continued through the 1960s and 1970s with such programs as Lucille Ball’s follow-up comedy, The Lucy Show, The Red Skelton Hour, Flip Wilson’s variety show, Flip, and Archie Bunker’s Place. They shared two Emmy Awards over their collaborative career.

“`Raised in Los Angeles, Schiller attended UCLA, where he wrote a humorous column for the school newspaper. He was drafted into the Army in 1940, and produced variety shows for the troops. After the war, Schiller took a job with Rogers & Cowan public relations agency.

“`His initial work after teaming up with Weiskopf was a radio script for Our Miss Brooks. Schiller additionally wrote for classic radio, including Abbott and Costello,  Duffy’s Tavern,  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and The Mel Blanc Show.

“`Schiller and Weiskopf were honored with a pair of Peabody Awards, a Golden Globe, and  Writers Guild of America Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Achievement.                          BOB SCHILLER —>

“`Bob Schiller was 98.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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