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Lowell Ganz

Highest Rated: 92% Night Shift (1982)

Lowest Rated: 17% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1948

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

As one of arguably the most successful comedy screenwriting teams in Hollywood, Lowell Ganz, along with writing partner Babaloo Mandel, penned some of the biggest hits of the 1980s and 1990s. After receiving his start in television on shows like "The Odd Couple" (ABC, 1970-75), "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984) and "Laverne and Shirley" (ABC, 1976-1983), Ganz partnered with Mandel and embarked on an incredibly successful feature career that benefited from frequent collaborations with producer Brian Glazer and director Ron Howard, starting with "Night Shift" (1982). Ganz and Mandel went on to write huge hits like "Splash" (1984) and "Parenthood" (1989). Ganz and Mandel had perhaps their greatest success, both critically and commercially, with "City Slickers" (1991) and followed up with the warmhearted comedy about a forgotten piece of history, "A League of Their Own" (1992). Following a period where they wrote uncredited drafts of several high-profile projects, Ganz and Mandel reemerged with "Robots" (2005) and "Fever Pitch" (2005), both of which displayed the comic touch that was on full display during the height of their careers.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 41% Tooth Fairy Screenwriter $60M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel Unknown (Character) - 2006
64% 53% Robots Screenwriter - 2005
65% 60% Fever Pitch Screenwriter $42.1M 2005
23% 44% Fat Albert Writer $48.1M 2004
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Writer (Screenplay) $33.8M 2000
64% 30% EDtv Writer $22.4M 1999
43% 49% Multiplicity Screenwriter $20.1M 1996
50% 56% Forget Paris Writer (Screenplay) $32M 1995
32% 47% Greedy Screenwriter $12.4M 1994
17% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Writer (Screenplay) $43.4M 1994
78% 84% A League of Their Own Writer $105.1M 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Writer,
Executive Producer
$12.6M 1992
90% 64% City Slickers Writer $119.8M 1991
91% 76% Parenthood Screenwriter $99.6M 1989
32% 56% Spies Like Us Screenwriter $56.5M 1985
91% 58% Splash Screenwriter - 1984
92% 63% Night Shift Screenwriter - 1982

TV

Credit
23% No Score Yet Hiller and Diller Executive Producer,
Writer
1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Executive Producer,
Writer
1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Writer 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Odd Couple Writer 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Director,
Writer
1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Director 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Writer 1973-1974

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