Danny Arnold Biography (1925-1995)

Born Arnold Rothmann, January 23, 1925, in New York, NY; died of complications of a heart ailment, August 19, 1995, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor, writer, andproducer. Arnold was an actor in both stage and film, but he was best knownfor his role in writing and producing television series. He began his careerin vaudeville, moving into another medium in 1947 when he began a long association with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on The Martin and Lewis Show. During the 1950s he worked with them on their series of comedy films. Arnold appearedin supporting roles in Scared Stiff and Sailor Beware, and he co-wrote The Caddy for them in 1953. The same year he turned to writing for television full-time. The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show, Bewitched, The Real McCoys, Wackiest Ship in the Army, That Girl and The Rosemary Clooney Show were among the programs he wrote and produced. He received the Emmy Award for a comedy series twice: in 1970 for My World and Welcome to It, and in 1982, for Barney Miller. Barney Miller also brought Arnold a Peabody Award, and in 1985 the Writers Guild of America honored him with the Paddy Chayefsky Award in recognition of hislifetime achievements.

Occupation
actor, writer, producer
Birth Details
January 23, 1925
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
August 19, 1995
Los Angeles, California, United States

Further Reference

Books:

  • Who's Who in Hollywood, two volumes, Facts on File, 1992.
Periodicals:
  • Chicago Tribune, August 23, 1995, sec. 3, p. 11.
  • Washington Post, August 22, 1995, p. B5.

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