Leonard B. Stern

Leonard B. Stern

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 7 Jun 2011 (aged 88)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 71036242 · View Source
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Motion Picture and Television Screenwriter, Director, Producer. He was best known for his contributions to the popular TV programs "The Honeymooners" and "Get Smart". Born in New York City, he received his degree from the New York University of Journalism before launching his Hollywood career co-writing stories for the films "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" (1950), "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" (1950), "The Milkman" (1950), "Lost in Alaska" (1952), "The Jazz Singer" (1952, starring Danny Thomas) and "Three for the Show" (1955). In 1953 he began a successful collaboration with Jackie Gleason, as he wrote sketches for "The Honeymooners" which originated on "The Jackie Gleason Show" and continued to contribute scripts when the series began in 1955. During that period, Stern co-founded the Price, Stern, Sloan Publishing Company and authored the books "Dear Attila the Hun" and "A Martian Wouldn't Say That". Along with Roger Price, Stern conceived the "Mad Libs" word game in 1953 and published the first "Mad Libs" book in 1958. In addition, Stern was creator and executive producer of the Rock Hudson series "McMillan & Wife" (1971 to 1977) and directed the motion picture "Just You and Me Kid" (1979), which starred George Burns and Brooke Shields. During the course of his career, he earned multiple Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. He died from heart failure.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard B. Stern (23 Dec 1922–7 Jun 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71036242, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .