Larry Gelbart

Larry Gelbart

Larry Gelbart, a Chicago-born writer and producer who has achieved success for his work in radio, television, film and theater. He began his professional career in the late 1940s, before reaching the age of twenty, writing for such radio shows as The Eddie Cantor Show," "The Maxwell House Coffee Time with Danny Thomas," "Duffy's Tavern," "Command Performance," "Jack Carter," "The Jack Paar Show," "The Joan Davis Show" and "The Bob Hope Show." By the early 1950s he had begun writing for television, including "The All-Star Revue," "The Red Buttons Show," "Honestly," "Celeste, "The Patrice Munsel Show," "Caesar's Hour" and "The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom"; his television work in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s includes "The Danny Kaye Show," "The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine," the long-running and hugely successful "M*A*S*H," "Barbara Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments," "Roll Out!," and "Karen." After "M*A*S*H" and the award-winning HBO television film, Barbarians at the Gate. In addition to A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, his work for the theater includes the plays My LA (1950), Sly Fox (1976) and Mastergate (1989); and the musicals The Conquering Hero (1960), One, Two, Three, Four, Five (1988) and City of Angels (1989; which won 6, 1990 Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical). His film work includes The Notorious Landlady, The Thrill of It All, The Wrong Box (co-written with Burt Shevelove), Not With My Wife, You Don't, The Chastity Belt, A Fine Pair, Oh, God, Movie, Movie, Neighbors, Tootsie and Blame It on Rio."

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