Larry Gelbart

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Birth Name: Larry Gelbart
Born: 02/25/1928
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 09/11/2009

Born Feb. 25, 1928 in Chicago, IL to parents Harry and Frieda, Gelbart began his career while still in high school. His father, an L.A.-based barber, had sung his praises to comedian Danny Thomas as he cut the star's hair, who in turn hired the teenager as a sketch writer for his radio series, "Maxwell House Coffee Time with Danny Thomas" after reading some of the teen's jokes. Gelbart soon had an agent and his career was off and running. After graduating from high school, he wrote for such radio shows as "Duffy's Tavern" and "The Eddie Cantor Show." A stint in the U.S. Army led to work on "Command Performance" for Armed Forces Radio. Following his discharge, Gelbart continued to provide gag... Continue Bio >>

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