Irving "Swifty" Lazar


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Walter Bernstein

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Walter Bernstein on his agent, Irving Lazar, informing him that Paramount wouldn't approve his contract to write a movie because there was a subpoena out for him from HUAC (the House Un-American Activities Committee), going on the lam, and Paramount eventually letting him write the film under his real name -- he was cleared to work in movies, but not in television
Walter Bernstein on his thoughts on his former agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on agent Irving Lazar telling once that Johnny Carson though Cavett was the only person who could ever beat him in late night

David L. Wolper

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David L. Wolper on Irving "Swifty" Lazar

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