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Alan Shalleck

Born: Nov 14, 1929

Death: Feb 6, 2006

Birthplace: Westchester County

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Alan Shalleck

Date of Birth : Nov 14, 1929
Date of Death : Feb 6, 2006
Birth Place : Westchester County

Alan J. Shalleck was an American writer and producer for children's programming on television, most known for his work on later Curious George books and the 1980s television shorts. Shalleck studied drama at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and went to work for CBS in the 1950s, eventually becoming an associate producer on the children's television series Winky Dink and You. In the early sixties he moved to Montreal where he produced "Like Young", at CFCF-TV, a highly successful teen music/dance show starring Jim McKenna that was eventually picked up and syndicated by Dick Clark Productions. Following his years at CBS, and CFCF-TV Shalleck was a producer at The Network for Continuing Medical Education and then formed his own production company and produced a number of low-budget children's animated films and television episodes. In 1977, he approached Margret Rey about producing a television series based on Curious George, which led to the 1980 television show. Shalleck and Rey wrote more than 100 short episodes for the series. In addition, they collaborated on a number of children's books and audiobooks.


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