Dick Clair

Screenwriter, Actor
The long-running TV variety series "The Carol Burnett Show" has minted many a stellar Hollywood career. In the case of Dick Clair, the fun began in 1973 when he joined the program as a writer. For his work on 73 ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1931 in San Francisco County, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

The Facts of Life 1979 - 1988 (TV Show)

Creator

Mama's Family (Syndicated) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Creator

Flo 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Writer

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

The Carol Burnett Show 1967 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

How to Handle a Woman 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

A Last Laugh at the 60's 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Maude (TV Show)

Writer

The Facts of Life Reunion (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Actor (4)

The Funny Side 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Funny Side 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Everly Brothers Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Eunice (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

A New Kind of Family 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (1)

Mama's Family 1982 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

The long-running TV variety series "The Carol Burnett Show" has minted many a stellar Hollywood career. In the case of Dick Clair, the fun began in 1973 when he joined the program as a writer. For his work on 73 episodes, the San Francisco native was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series five years in a row, winning three times. The other funny thing about Clair, though in a different sort of way, is that he was cryogenically frozen after his death in 1988. During his lifetime, Clair was an active early member of the Cryonics Society of California in the 1960's. Clair was lucky in that he found his calling as a writer after only middling success as an actor during that same decade on shows such as "Hollywood Talent Scouts" and "Mary Tyler Moore." Clair eventually wrote for Moore's program as well as "The Bob Newhart Show" before getting his big break with Burnett. Towards the end of his career, Clair contributed to another seminal TV comedy effort, "Soap," writing 11 episodes.

Relationships

Claire Martin

Sister
born in 1933

Bonus Trivia

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Member of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation

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