Laurence Marks

Screenwriter
Veteran comedy writer whose career spanned 40 years from the halcyon days of radio comedy ("The Fred Allen Show", "Duffy's Tavern) to modern TV classics ("M*A*S*H"). Marks displayed versatility in the 1950s and early ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1915

Filmography

Writer (4)

Bullseye! 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ready and Willing 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

Perry Mason (TV Show)

Writer

Stand By Your Man (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

Veteran comedy writer whose career spanned 40 years from the halcyon days of radio comedy ("The Fred Allen Show", "Duffy's Tavern) to modern TV classics ("M*A*S*H"). Marks displayed versatility in the 1950s and early 60s, penning comedy-dramas for notable TV series including "Studio One", "Westinghouse Playhouse" and "General Electric Theater", legal mysteries for "Perry Mason", and assorted shenanigans for "Hogan's Heroes." He wrote for dozens of sitcoms during his long career.

Relationships

Nora Marks

Wife
second wife survived him

EDUCATION

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek , Michigan
graduated

Milestones

1974

Wrote an unsold CBS sitcom pilot, "Ready and Willing", a spoof of "Dragnet"

Wrote for TV dramatic series in the 1950s

Wrote for radio comedy series upon graduation from college

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