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Larry Gelbart (Lawrence Simon Gelbart) was born on 25 February, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a Writer, Producer, Script Department. Discover Larry Gelbart's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Larry Gelbart networth?

Popular As Lawrence Simon Gelbart
Occupation writer,producer,script_department
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 25 February 1928
Birthday 25 February
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of death 11 September, 2009
Died Place Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Larry Gelbart Height, Weight & Measurements

At 81 years old, Larry Gelbart height is 5' 11½" (1.82 m) .

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Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Who Is Larry Gelbart's Wife?

His wife is Patricia Marshall (25 November 1956 - 11 September 2009) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Wife Patricia Marshall (25 November 1956 - 11 September 2009) ( his death) ( 2 children)
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Larry Gelbart Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Larry Gelbart worth at the age of 81 years old? Larry Gelbart’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from USA. We have estimated Larry Gelbart's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
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Source of Income Writer

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"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Outstanding Musical Production.


He has won over a dozen different awards including three Emmys, three Tonys and the 1981 Laurel Award for outstanding career achievement in television writing from the Writer's Guild of America.


Gelbart came back to Los Angeles to write the television series M*A*S*H (1972) He was responsible for 97 segments of that show, one of television's most literate and entertaining efforts. Four years later he again dipped into the classics and transformed Ben Johnson's "Volpone" into a Broadway success, "Sly Fox," directed by Arthur Penn and starring George C. Scott.


During his nine-year stay there, he wrote the comedy film The Wrong Box (1966), a play called "Jump," and several television scripts.


Has won three Tony Awards: two in 1963 in collaboration with Burt Shevelove, as Best Author (Musical) and for their book as part of a Best Musical win for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum;" and in 1990, on his own, as Best Book (Musical) for "City of Angels."


The result was "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a smash Broadway musical comedy starring Zero Mostel that earned Gelbart and Shevelove a 1962 Tony Award. When "Forum" moved to London, Gelbart and his family went with it.


In the 1960s he began writing for the theater. He wrote "My L. A. " and "The Conquering Hero," and with Burt Shevelove tried his hand at rewriting Plautus.


The gift of provoking laughter came early to Larry Gelbart and has never deserted him. His distinguished career as a writer of comedy reads like a history of the art over the last 40 years. His writing credits date back to the Golden Age of radio, thanks in part to his father. The elder Gelbart was a barber in Beverly Hills who made it a point to tell his clients, such as Danny Thomas, what a funny 15-year-old son he had. As a result of his father's being his unofficial agent, Larry became a professional comedy writer before finishing high school. Shortly after being signed by the William Morris Agency, he joined the writing staff of "Duffy's Tavern," working for the man generally considered to be the hardest taskmaster in radio, Ed Gardner. "Seventy writers went through the mill while I was there," recalls Gelbart. "I was lucky because I was young and everybody wanted me to make good. They were all my godfathers. " Gelbart left "Duffy's Tavern," to write for the "Joan Davis Show. " While doing that he was called into the Army. He served with Armed Forces Radio Service for one year and 11 days, but it was a most productive period. He wrote for the Army's "Command Performance," while continuing to write for Joan Davis and Jack Paar, who was then a summer replacement for Jack Benny. He then went on to write for Jack Carson and Bob Hope, both on radio and television, and he also contributed to the Red Buttons TV show. In 1953 he joined the staff of TV's Your Show of Shows (1950), writing skits for Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca in company with such fellow master wits as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon. For that series Gelbart won the Sylvania Award and two Emmy Awards.


Although frequently credited as a writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows (1950), Gelbart actually joined Caesar after the series ended, and worked on Caesar's Hour (1954), which was a show much like "Your Show of Shows"