Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Robert Kaufman Biography (1931-1991)
Born March 22, 1931, in New York, NY; died of a heart attack, November 21, 1991, in Beverly Hills, CA; son of Leo (a pharmacist) and Estelle (Mandel) Kaufman; married Judith Pokempner (an executive secretary), June 28, 1954 (divorced May, 1976); married second wife, Patti (a legal secretary; divorced); married Robin Christine Krause (a photographer and producer), c. 1977; children:(first marriage) Richard, Melissa, Robin, Christopher. Addresses: Agent: Phil Gersh/Robert Gersh, The Gersh Agency, Inc., 250 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
- writer, producer
- Birth Details
- March 22, 1931
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- November 21, 1991
- Beverly Hills, California, United States
Credits; Film Work
- Executive producer, Love at First Bite (also see below), AmericanInternational, 1979.
- (With Jerome M. Zeitman) Producer, How to Beat the High Cost of Living (also see below), American International, 1980.
- (With Robert Krause) Producer, The Check Is in the Mail (also seebelow), Ascot Entertainment Group, 1986.
- Executive producer, She's Out of Control, Columbia, 1989.
Credits; Film Appearances
The Flower Thief, Cinema Guild, 1962.
Credits; Television Work
- Creator and co-producer, The Ugliest Girl in Town (series; also see below), ABC, 1968-69.
- Creator and co-producer, Here We Go Again (series; also see below), ABC, 1973.
- (With Charles Fries) Executive producer, The Zany Adventures of RobinHood (movie; also see below), CBS, 1984.
Credits; Television Appearances
- Appeared on episodes of The Tonight Show, NBC.
- (With Elwood Ullman) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (based ona story by James Hartford), American International, 1965.
Ski Party, American International, 1965.
- (With Lewis M. Heyward and Castellano Pipolo) Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (based on a story by Hartford), American International, 1966.
- (With Gene Nelson) The Cool Ones (based on a story by Joyce Geller), Warner Bros., 1967.
Getting Straight, Columbia, 1970.
I Love My Wife, Universal, 1970.
Freebie and the Bean (based on a story by Floyd Mutrux), Warner Bros., 1974.
- (With John Byrum) Harry and Walter Go to New York (based on a story by Byrum and Kaufman), Columbia, 1976.
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, Cannon, 1977.
Love at First Bite (based on a story by Kaufman and Mark Gindes),American International, 1979.
How to Beat the High Cost of Living (based on a story by Leonora Thuna), American International, 1980.
Nothing Personal, American International, 1980.
- (With Scott Spencer and Robert Mark Kamen) Split Image (based on astory by Spencer), Orion, 1982.
The Check Is in the Mail, Ascot Entertainment Group, 1986.
Separate Vacations, RSK Entertainment, 1986.
- Author of story, Divorce American Style, Columbia, 1967. Also author of The Bullies,
The Fame Game,
Love at Second Bite,
One Day at a Time,
The OneHundred Dollar Misunderstanding,
Trevor, and Weekends. Contributor to A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, 1966.
Credits; Television Series; With Others
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (also known as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour), CBS/NBC, 1955-65.
The Bob Newhart Show, NBC, 1961-62.
McHale's Navy, ABC, 1962-66.
Combat, ABC, 1962-67.
I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1965-70.
The Ugliest Girl in Town, ABC, 1968-69.
Here We Go Again, ABC, 1973.
Credits; Television Movies
The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, CBS, 1984.
Credits; Television Pilots
- (With William P. Fox) Off We Go, CBS, 1966.
- (With Louis Manheim) Isolation Booth (novel), Gold Medal, 1960.
- (With Peter Barry) The Right People (novel), Gold Medal, 1963.
In Training. Do Not Talk to Me (novel; one source says Don't Talk to Me, I'm in Training), Bantam, 1966.
- Author of lyrics, with Mike Anthony and Johnny Tillotson, "Poetry in Motion," Shifshuf Naim, Cannon, 1981. Comedy writer for Dick Shawn, Red Buttons, and Groucho Marx in the 1950s.
Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Volume 25, Gale, 1989, pp. 248-49.
People, March 24, 1980, p. 96.
Variety, December 2, 1991, p. 101.
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