Paul Henning

A native of rural Missouri, Paul Henning is renowned as the creator of "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction. " An aspiring singer in his youth, Henning gradually transitioned into writing for television ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1911

Filmography

Music (8)

Growing Up & Other Lies 2015 (Movie)

Violin (Soloist)

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

Orchestra (Music)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Music)

Harrison's Flowers 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Dungeons and Dragons: the Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

("Ballad of Jed Clampett") (Song)

UHF 1989 (Movie)

("Ballad of Jed Clampett") (Song)
Writer (7)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

TV series creator (Other Writer)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

Bedtime Story 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

The All-Star Revue 1950 - 1953 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (4)

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bob Cummings Show 1954 - 1959 (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (1)
Director (1)

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (Tv Show)

Director
Other (2)

The Beverly Hillbillies: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

UHF 1989 (Movie)

Jed Clampett character (Other)

Biography

A native of rural Missouri, Paul Henning is renowned as the creator of "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction. " An aspiring singer in his youth, Henning gradually transitioned into writing for television. During the 1950s, Henning wrote for a number of popular programs, most notably contributing to "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and "The Bob Cummings Show," the latter of which also featured him as a producer. In '61, Henning co-wrote the popular Hollywood romantic comedy "Lover Come Back," and, the following year, he unveiled his most famous project, "The Beverly Hillbillies." With the runaway success of this show, Henning, who even penned the program's famous theme song, was asked to create another rural-themed sitcom, and the result was "Petticoat Junction." Henning even had his hand in a third country-oriented series, "Green Acres," though this time only as an executive producer. Though all three shows were cancelled in the early '70s, they continued to be popular in reruns. Henning died in 2005, and is fondly remembered for his lighthearted and amusing TV creations.

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