Television Writers in History

Events in Film & TV

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2008-05-04 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1900-06-19 Laura Hobson, American TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-02-20 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
  • 1921-03-15 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
  • 1922-07-27 Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)
  • 1922-08-23 Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
  • 1923-12-23 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-03-21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • 1928-02-25 Larry Gelbart, American television writer, playwright, director and author, best known as creator and producer of M*A*S*H, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1937-10-19 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
  • 1940-10-28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • 1946-03-12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947-07-24 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1951-08-15 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
  • 1951-11-06 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-02-08 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1956-03-11 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956-11-26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • 1957-07-26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • 1958-03-09 Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-09-11 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • 1959-03-05 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1959-03-22 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1961-11-18 Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley
  • 1963-04-27 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1964-08-25 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-09-03 Spike Feresten, American television writer
  • 1965-11-11 Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer
  • 1969-07-05 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • 1972-05-24 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer
  • 1974-04-24 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1993-11-13 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2005-06-09 "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011-08-13 "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1970-01-25 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • 1994-06-07 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • 1994-07-06 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • 1995-05-06 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • 1996-08-10 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • 2002-08-18 Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
  • 2005-04-29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2009-11-06 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2010-03-04 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2011-07-12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • 2011-11-04 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)