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 Sam Perrin

Sam Perrin

Original Name Perreplechikof
Birth
Death 8 Jan 1998 (aged 96)
Woodland Hills, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 7976 · View Source
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Screen Writer. Born Perreplechikof Perrin, he was one of the most successful comedy-writers in US radio and television. In the 1920s, he was working as a drummer in vaudeville when he met Jack Benny and Perrin's offbeat sense of humor amused Benny, who commissioned jokes from him. Working with Benny for his radio show in the 1940s and with other comedians, he was signed to cast lines for the films "The Goldwyn Follies" (1938), "Brothers' Navy Blues" (1941) and Broadway musicals. In the 1950s, for the "Jack Benny" TV show, he wrote jokes plus comic ballads. Nominated seven times for the Emmy Award for his work on The Jack Benny Show, he won two Emmys for writing in (1959-60). When Benny finally stopped doing a regular television series, he was hired as head writer and script consultant for Lucille Ball's "Here's Lucy" TV show and wrote until he retired in the late 1970s.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7976
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Perrin (15 Aug 1901–8 Jan 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7976, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .