Sun, 04/13/2008

TV Comedy Writer Seaman Jacobs Dies at 96 - Archive Interview Online

Sad to report that noted comedy writer Seaman Jacobs passed away in Los Angeles on April 8th. He was interviewed by the Archive of American Television in March of 1999 and his full 7-part interview is available online here.

Click here for an obituary press release from the Writers Guild of America, West.

Interview description:
Full 7-part oral history interview with comedy writer Seaman Jacobs (1912-2008). He talks about starting as a writer for the Brazilian Pavilion at the 1939 Worlds Fair. After his Army discharge, he wrote for radio personalities Jack Paar, Bing Crosby, Ed Wynn, and Henry Morgan. In 1949, he made his TV writing debut on the The Ed Wynn Show. He then wrote for Earn Your Vacation, Bachelor Father, The Real McCoys, the pilot for The Addams Family, F-Troop, The Lucy Show, many other situation comedies and numerous George Burns and Bob Hope specials. Conducted March 30, 1999 by Charles Davis.