David Frankel


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Birth Name: David Frankel
Born: 04/02/1959
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

The son of Max Frankel, former executive editor and later columnist for THE NEW YORK TIMES, David Frankel toyed with becoming a political humorist. After graduation from Harvard, his first professional assignment was an article for ESQUIRE about John McEnroe, the tennis star against whom Frankel had competed when they were in high school. Frankel began writing for TV, breaking in with "The Ellen Burstyn Show", a short-lived ABC sitcom in 1986. Teaming with Norman Steinberg, he wrote, directed and was co-executive producer of the CBS sitcom "Doctor, Doctor" (1989-91). Starring Matt Frewer, the show revolved around an earnest but eccentric physician and earned critical applause even if a large... Continue Bio >>


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