Gelbart, Larry

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Larry Simon Gelbart was born in Chicago, IL, Feb. 25, 1923-28 (sources vary); at age 16 he began comedy writing for radio's Maxwell House coffee times; from 1946-52, he continued writing for a variety of radio series such as Duffy's tavern (1946), Command performance (1946-47), and The Bob Hope show (1949-52); started writing for television in 1950 and worked on shows including The Red Buttons show and Caesar's television comedy hour; started his career playwriting in the early 1960s with the theatrical comedy, The conquering hero (1960); helped develop the television series M*A*S*H in 1972 and continued to work on the show until 1976 when he left to pursue other projects; the winner of many awards and honors, Gelbart has authored or co-authored numerous projects including the plays, A funny thing happened on the way to the forum (1963), Mastergate (1989), and City of angels (1989), and the screenplays Oh, God! (1977) and Tootsie (1984).

From the description of Papers, ca. 1940- (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40077207

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creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. The price of tomato juice / Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds. Columbia College Chicago
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. Barbarians at the gate : screenplay / by Larry Gelbart. Broken Bow Public Library
creatorOf Coleman, Cy. City of angels: typescript, 1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sondheim, Stephen. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum / [music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, based on the plays by Plautus]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. Tootsie : screenplay / by Larry Gelbart. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince ; directed by Bob Ainslie, 2001- reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Coleman, Cy. City of angels: typescript, 1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. The wrong box, 1965 Aug. 1 / written and co-produced by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Caesar, Sid, 1922-. Sid Caesar papers, 1950-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince ; directed by Bob Ainslie, 2001 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. Movie, movie / screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Sheldon Keller. Oklahoma City Community College, Keith Leftwich Memorial Library
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum / book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; directed by John Hirsh, 1980 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum / book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart ; music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; staged & directed by Joel Greenberg ; assistant director & choreographer Lou Zamprogna, 1992 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Zeffirelli, Franco. Film script collection, 1939-1990 (inclusive), 1977-1990 (bulk) Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. Papers, ca. 1940- University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Road Show Theatre Company Archives. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove; directed by Kay Mckie, 1979 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince ; directed by Bob Ainslie, 2001 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Reiner, Carl, 1922-. "Oh, God" / written by Carl Reiner. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart ; technical drawings by Susan Benson, 1980. University of Guelph
creatorOf Keller, Sheldon. Roll out! Honor truck / by Larry Gelbart and Sheldon Keller. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Gelbart, Larry. Sly fox, adapted from "Volpone," theater script, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Sondheim, Stephen. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum : typescript, 1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum / book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove ; directed by John Hirsch, 1981 - house program. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Caesar, Sid, 1922- person
associatedWith CBS Television Network. corporateBody
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Coleman, Cy. person
associatedWith Forbes, Bryan, 1926- person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Keller, Sheldon. person
associatedWith Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947. person
associatedWith Reiner, Carl, 1922- person
associatedWith Reynolds, Gene. person
associatedWith Road Show Theatre Company Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Shevelove, Burt. person
associatedWith Sondheim, Stephen. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives. corporateBody
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Man-woman relationships--Drama
Unemployed--Drama
Television soap operas--Drama
Female impersonators--Drama
Male actors--Drama
Television producers and directors--Archival resources
Screenwriters--Archival resources
Television writers--Archival resources
Motion picture plays
Radio writers--Archival resources
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