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Shirley Gordon
Shirley Gordon
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Birthdate December 29, 1921
Birthplace Geneva, Illinois, United States
Death Date February 22, 2008 (age 86)
Death Place Glendale, California, United States[1]

Shirley Gordon was a writer on Bewitched. She wrote three episodes for the series (1969-1970).


Shirley Gordon was an American writer of radio programs, television shows and children's books. She was born on December 29, 1921 in Geneva, Illinois.

Early in her career, Gordon wrote for and was assistant editor of "Radio Life" magazine. She was also a publicist for CBS. During the Golden Age of Radio, Gordon wrote scripts for the anthology series "Suspense" ("The Statement of Mary Blake" in 1950 and "Death Parade" in 1951), "The Whistler", and Elliott and Cathy Lewis' "On Stage". When dramatic radio was revived in the 1970s, Gordon wrote scripts for "The Hollywood Radio Theatre" and "Sears Radio Theatre".

From the 1950s-1970s, Gordon, sometimes credited as "Shirl Gordon", wrote episodes of popular sitcoms, including "Bewitched", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," and "My Three Sons". She wrote forty-nine episodes of "The Bob Cummings Show".

Gordon published eight books for children in the 1970s and 1980s. Six are picture books and two are chapter books. Gordon had one son, David Russell Gordon, whom she adopted. Two of her books, "The Boy Who Wanted a Family" and "Me and the Bad Guys", were based on her son's experiences.

Gordon died on February 22, 2008 in Glendale, California. She was 86.[2]



  1. Shirley Gordon on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 11, 2020.
  2. Shirley Gordon on Wikipedia. Retrieved on September 20, 2020, edited.
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