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Sam Denoff
Birth: Jul. 1, 1928
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 2011
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Television Screenwriter. He will be remembered for his behind-the-scenes contributions to the TV programs "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "That Girl". He became acquainted with the piano at around the age of five and after attending Adelphia College, Denoff attempted to make a career as a songwriter. In 1954 he joined NBC, initially as a page with WNEW Radio and advanced to a jingles writer for personality William B. Williams, where he met Bill Persky with whom formed a successful and lengthy writing partnership. They moved on to television during the early 1960s and share two Emmy Awards for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1964 and 1966). The pair would be approached by Marlo Thomas to devise a program for the actress and the result was the groundbreaking "That Girl" (1966 to 1971), which centered around a single and independent woman for its main character. In addition, Denoff drew from his songwriting skills (along with Earle Hagen) to pen the series' catchy theme song. Among their other credits include "Good Morning World" (1967 to 1968, which featured Goldie Hawn) and "Lotsa Luck" (1973, starring Dom Deluise). Their collaboration ended during the 1970s, when Persky went on to become a successful TV director. Denoff would contribute to various awards programs and serve as a creative consultant with Jerry Lewis for his annual muscular dystrophy telethon. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: C.S.) 
Eden Memorial Park
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
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Sam Denoff
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- MarBella
 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
5 years
- BigLebo
 Added: Dec. 20, 2016
My friend's father, rest in peace
- Carrie M
 Added: Dec. 15, 2016
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