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Larry Gelbart

Writer
( b. Feb 25, 1928 Chicago, Illinois, USA - d. Sep 11, 2009 Beverly Hills, California, USA ) Male

Biography: Larry Simon Gelbart was born on February 25, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. He worked for the Armed Forces Radio Service in Los Angeles shortly after World War II. He began writing comedy scripts at sixteen. He married Patricia Marshall, with whom he had his children Becky Gelbart-Barton and Adam. He published his memoir, "Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God! and a Few Other Funny Things," in 1997.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Tootsie," "Bedazzled," "Blame It on Rio," "Neighbors," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Oh, God!," "The Thrill of It All," "The Wrong Box," and "Rough Cut." Television credits include: "Frasier," "M*A*S*H," "Three's Company," "After MASH," "Great Performances," and "General Electric Theater."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for "M*A*S*H" in 1974. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2002. Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2008.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on September 15, 2009.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Sly Fox
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Written by Larry Gelbart
Apr 01, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998
City of Angels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992
Mastergate
[Play, Comedy, Satire, Original]
  • Written by Larry Gelbart
Oct 12, 1989 - Dec 10, 1989
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Additional text by Larry Gelbart
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
Sly Fox
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Larry Gelbart
Dec 14, 1976 - Feb 19, 1978
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
Mar 30, 1972 - Aug 12, 1972
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Musical, Comedy, Farce, Original]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
May 08, 1962 - Aug 29, 1964
The Conquering Hero
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
Jan 16, 1961 - Jan 21, 1961
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
City of Angels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Larry Gelbart
Jun 04, 1991 - Nov 29, 1992
1990 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
winner City of Angels [winner]
Book by Larry Gelbart
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book of a Musical
winner City of Angels [winner]
Book by Larry Gelbart
1963 Tony Award® Best Author of a Musical
winner A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [winner]
Book by Larry Gelbart
1963 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [winner]
Book by Larry Gelbart
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