Leonard Stern

Leonard Stern may be best known as one of the creators of the universally popular word game Mad Libs, but he also played a prominent role in the success of some of the most popular television shows of the late 1960s and ... Read more »
Born: 12/23/1923 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (20)

Murphy's Law 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Car Wash 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Columbo 1971 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Operation Petticoat 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Operation Petticoat 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rosetti and Ryan 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wild About Harry 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

McMillan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Three Times Daley 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Faraday and Company 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kosta and His Family 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

McMillan & Wife 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I'm Dickens... He's Fenster 1962 - 1964 (TV Show)

Producer

Brock's Last Case (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Get Smart, Again! (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Snafu (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (12)

Missing Pieces 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Partners in Crime 1966 - 1968, 1973 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

The Governor and J.J. 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Director

Just You and Me, Kid 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Windows, Doors and Keyholes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

Holmes and Yoyo 1966 - 1968, 1973 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

Phillip and Barbara 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Diana 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Director

The Snoop Sisters 1966 - 1968, 1973 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

He and She 1966 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Director

Once Upon a Dead Man (TV Show)

Director
Writer (11)

Missing Pieces 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Honeymooners 1955 - 1962, 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Steve Allen Show 1955 - 1962, 1966 - 1974, 1976 - 1977, 1984 - 1985, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Writer

Sledge Hammer! 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Story Consultant

Target 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)

Just You and Me, Kid 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jackie Gleason Show 1952 - 1961 (TV Show)

Writer

The Phil Silvers Show 1955 - 1959 (TV Show)

Writer

Three For the Show 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jazz Singer 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (8)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Cesna Pilot (Actor)

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Pitch 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Forbes 400 -- The Richest People in America 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Get Smart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Consultant

Biography

Leonard Stern may be best known as one of the creators of the universally popular word game Mad Libs, but he also played a prominent role in the success of some of the most popular television shows of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Stern got his start in show business as a writer for the variety classic "The Jackie Gleason Show," for which he earned credits on over 20 episodes from 1953 through 1956. In 1957, he won an Emmy Award for his work on the military-set comedy "The Phil Silvers Show." But it was with the arrival of the hit spy spoof "Get Smart" that Stern truly left his mark on television, serving as a writer and executive producer for the Buck Henry-created series from 1965 through 1968; he won another Emmy Award for his work on the show in 1967. From there, Stern worked again with his old friend Jackie Gleason on another show, also titled "The Jackie Gleason Show" from 1967 through 1968, before earning additional executive producer and writer credits for the popular crime drama "McMillan & Wife" from 1971 through 1977. Stern continued working through to the early 1990s, including several more "Get Smart"-related outings like the 1980 movie "The Nude Bomb" and the 1989 revival series "Get Smart, Again!" starring a young Andy Dick as the son of the original Agent 86.

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