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Sydney Zelinka
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Birth Name Sydney Zelinka
Birthdate November 2, 1906
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Death Date January 17, 1981 (age 74)
Death Place Amagansett, New York, United States

Sydney Zelinka was a writer on Bewitched. He wrote the season two episode The Girl With the Golden Nose (1966) with Paul Wayne. He was credited as Syd Zelinka.


Sydney Zelinka was a writer of radio, television and film. He was born on November 2, 1906, in New York, New York.

He started on radio as a comedy writer for "Jack Oakie's College" in 1935. Over the next few years he contributed to other radio comedy, for stars like Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx and Sid Caesar. He toured with the Marx Brothers in vaudeville in the 1940s, trying out gags later used in movies. He wrote the screenplays for the Marx Brothers films "Copacabana" and "A Night in Casablanca". He returned to New York in the early 1950s to work on "The Honeymooners".

He won the "Best Comedy Writing" Emmy in 1958 for "The Phil Silvers Show". In 1957, he won the "Situational Comedy, 30 Minutes in Length" Writer's Guild of America award for "The Honeymooners: The $99,000 Answer (1956)".

Sydney Zelinka died on January 17, 1981, in Amagansett, New York. He was 74.


  • Sydney Zelinka on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 11, 2020. Updated on March 8, 2022.
  • Grave Tag'r. "Sydney Zelinka", memorial,, May 10, 2012. Retrieved on March 8, 2022, edited.
  • Sidney Zelinka, Awards and Nominations, Television Academy. Retrieved on March 8, 2022.