“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing Parade: Leonard Stern…

Posted on June 9, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Another Hollywood veteran has died. Leonard Stern was the prolific writer-producer-director of television comedy and the silver screen. Later, he owned a large publishing company. Stern was busy writing television segments during the 1950’s for The Honeymooners, The Phil Silvers Show, and The Tonight Show with Steve Allen. And, Stern developed scripts for several motion pictures including the 1952 remake of The Jazz Singer; a number of movies featuring Ma and Pa Kettle; and films starring Abbott and Costello including Lost In Alaska.                       LEONARD STERN

smart-bg   Stern is best known for his five season collaboration with Mel Brooks and Buck Henry in the Get Smart series. He also produced and directed episodes of MacMillan and Wife, which featured Rock Hudson. Late in his cinematic career, he wrote and directed Just You and Me, Kid with George Burns.

   During his time in Hollywood, Leonard Stern has won three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Peabody award.

logo   As the senior vice president of Price-Stern-Sloan, he created the wacky  Mad-Libs, and published a number of children’s books as Doodle-Art and  Little Miss Serendipity.

Leonard Stern was 87.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

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