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Paul Wayne
Paul Wayne
Credits
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Birth Name Paul Weinberg
Birthdate January 17, 1932
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul Wayne was a writer on Bewitched. He wrote six episodes and one teleplay for the series (1965-1967).

Biography[]

Paul Wayne was born on January 17, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Paul Weinberg.[1]

As a young man, Paul Wayne studied French farce. The story of his first job in Hollywood is more fanciful than many a great farce. The play he had written for Canadian television about a Jewish leprechaun earned him a movie assignment - to write a pirate picture. Wayne soon moved to the relatively saner world of television comedy. He immediately applied his talent for farce on some of the best early episodes of Bewitched. Alternating between sitcoms (The Andy Griffith Show, The Flying Nun, That Girl, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Benson, Welcome Back, Kotter) and staff jobs on variety series (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), Wayne kept busy working solo or with frequent partner George Burditt. Returning to his background in farce, Wayne teamed with Burditt to write prolifically for the first three seasons of Three's Company.[2]

He was nominated for three Emmys - in 1977 for Van Dyke & Company, and in 1972 and 1974 for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. He won the Emmy in 1969 for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.[3]

Updated May 8, 2022

Episodes[]

Referenes[]

  1. Paul Wayne on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 6, 2020. Revised on August 14, 2021.
  2. Lewellen, Scott. "Funny You Should Ask: Oral Histories of Classic Sitcom Storytellers". McFarland, p. 10, February 4, 2013. Retrieved on May 7, 2022.
  3. Paul Wayne, Awards & Nominations, Television Academy. Retrieved on May 8, 2022.
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