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Milt Josefsberg
American television writer and producer

Milt Josefsberg

Milt Josefsberg
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Intro American television writer and producer
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 29 June 1911, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 14 December 1987, Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 76 years)
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Milt Josefsberg (June 29, 1911 – December 14, 1987) was a radio writer for The Jack Benny Program, and later a writer for many television sitcoms, such as Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family, Here's Lucy, The Lucy Show, The Odd Couple and The Jack Benny Show. He wrote books on the Jack Benny Show and comedy writing. Jim Wickey of The Green House, The Rip Borsley Show once commented about Josefsberg:

"Milt Josefsberg is an American success story. I doubt I would be writing if I had not been influenced by Milt, and I know that can be said for many of today's writers. The WGA picket line would be thinner without him!"

Also a producer and script reader, Josefsberg, who was called by Mel Shavelson, one-time creative partner and three-time Writers Gould of America (WGA) president "the maven of comedy", did such for the television show, The Joey Bishop Show from 1961 to 1965, the film Butterfly (1979), as well as the TV series, You Can't Take It with You which ran from 1987 to 1988. He also penned the books The Jack Benny Show and Comedy Writing for Television and Hollywood.

Family life and death

Josefsberg and wife Hilda and had two sons, Steven and Alan. Alan had two children, Suzi and Dean. Josefberg's great grandchildren, Amber and Taylor Ellison (Suzi's) and Mason and Matthew Josefsberg (Dean's), live today in Southern California. Josefsberg died in Burbank, California.


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