Seaman Jacobs

Born February 25, 1912, Seaman Jacobs was a comedy writer known for providing top-notch material to such legends as Bob Hope and George Burns. In addition to getting his start on the 1949-1950 variety program "The Ed ... Read more »

Filmography

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Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Cross-Country Christmas 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show From Bermuda 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Easter Vacation in the Bahamas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Super Bowl Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Hope News Network 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Christmas Show 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Tropical Comedy Special From Tahiti 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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An All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Diff'rent Strokes 1978 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Christmas Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Comedy Salute To the Soaps 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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George Burns' How to Live to Be 100 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Goes to College 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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George Burns and Other Sex Symbols 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope For President 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Funny Valentine 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bungle Abbey 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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George Burns in Nashville? 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in the Star-Makers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Oh, God! Book II 1980 (Movie)

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George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Hong Kong Phooey 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The George Burns Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Monty Hall's Variety Hour 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Here's Lucy 1968 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The CBS Newcomers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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F Troop 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

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My Favorite Martian 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Addams Family 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

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No Time For Sergeants 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 (Movie)

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Bachelor Father 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Bringing Up Buddy 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

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Inch High, Private Eye (TV Show)

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The Love Boat (TV Show)

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Biography

Born February 25, 1912, Seaman Jacobs was a comedy writer known for providing top-notch material to such legends as Bob Hope and George Burns. In addition to getting his start on the 1949-1950 variety program "The Ed Wynn Show" and later writing skits in a similar position on "The Red Skelton Hour", Jacobs developed a specialty penning episodes for such popular close-knit-family sitcoms of the '50s and '60s as "Family Affair", "My Three Sons", "Bachelor Father", and "The Andy Griffith Show". He also made a name for himself on such celebrated comedies as the Civil-War-era "F Troop" and the classic fantasy farce "I Dream of Jeannie". After working with Lucille Ball on "Here's Lucy" and "The Lucy Show", Jacobs helped usher in the next stage of feminist progress with the outspoken 1970s sitcom "Maude". The scribe returned to the variety-show milieu with "The George Burns One-Man Show", which garnered him an Emmy nomination and a feature-film gig on Burns's "Oh, God! Book II". Throughout the '80s, Jacobs frequently worked on various specials with Hope while continuing to deliver scripts for sitcoms such as "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Love Boat". The writer retired in 1991 and died nearly two decades later at the age of 96.

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