A Fox Studios hireling from 1935, American screenwriter Joseph Hoffman remained on the Fox lot until 1941. Hoffman toiled away on the studio's various series, including "Charlie Chan," "The Jones Family," and the short-lived "Jeeves." He moved to Monogram in 1942, then to Columbia the following year. From 1949 to 1954, Joseph Hoffman specialized in such Technicolor swashbucklers as RKO's At Sword's Point (1951) and Universal's Buccaneer's Gal (1949), Against All Flags (1952) and Yankee Pasha (1952). In the early '60s, Hoffman started scripting television scripts for such shows as Leave It to Beaver, The Patty Duke Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Hoffman died of heart disease at the age of 88.