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Seaman Jacobs

Highest Rated: 14% It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Lowest Rated: 14% It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Kingston, New York, USA

Born February 25, 1912, Seaman Jacobs was a comedy writer known for providing top-notch material to such legends as Bob Hope and George Burns. In addition to getting his start on the 1949-1950 variety program "The Ed Wynn Show" and later writing skits in a similar position on "The Red Skelton Hour," Jacobs developed a specialty penning episodes for such popular close-knit-family sitcoms of the '50s and '60s as "Family Affair," "My Three Sons," "Bachelor Father," and "The Andy Griffith Show." He also made a name for himself on such celebrated comedies as the Civil-War-era "F Troop" and the classic fantasy farce "I Dream of Jeannie." After working with Lucille Ball on "Here's Lucy" and "The Lucy Show," Jacobs helped usher in the next stage of feminist progress with the outspoken 1970s sitcom "Maude." The scribe returned to the variety-show milieu with "The George Burns One-Man Show," which garnered him an Emmy nomination and a feature-film gig on Burns's "Oh, God! Book II." Throughout the '80s, Jacobs frequently worked on various specials with Hope while continuing to deliver scripts for sitcoms such as "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Love Boat." The writer retired in 1991 and died nearly two decades later at the age of 96.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% 59% It Happened at the World's Fair Screenwriter - 1963

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Writer 1976-1978 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Writer 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Writer 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Writer 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Writer 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Writer 1967 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Writer 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Writer 1968
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Writer 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Writer 1965-1966
100% 98% The Addams Family Writer 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Writer 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Writer 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Writer 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Writer 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Writer 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Writer 1959