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Milt Josefsberg

Born: Jun 29, 1911

Death: Nov 14, 1987

Birthplace: New York

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

Milt Josefsberg

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1911
Date of Death : Nov 14, 1987
Birth Place : New York

Milt Josefsberg was a radio writer for The Jack Benny Program, and later a writer for many television sitcoms, such as Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family, Here's Lucy, The Lucy Show, The Odd Couple and The Jack Benny Show. He wrote books on the Jack Benny Show and comedy writing. Jim Wickey of The Green House, The Rip Borsley Show once commented about Josefsberg: "Milt Josefsberg is an American success story. I doubt I would be writing if I had not been influenced by Milt, and I know that can be said for many of today's writers. The WGA picket line would be thinner without him!" Also a producer and script reader, Josefsberg, who was called by Mel Shavelson, one-time creative partner and three-time Writers Gould of America president "the maven of comedy", did such for the television show, The Joey Bishop Show from 1961 to 1965, the film Butterfly, as well as the TV series, You Can't Take It with You which ran from 1987 to 1988. He also penned the books The Jack Benny Show and Comedy Writing for Television and Hollywood: For Television and Hollywood with Garry Marshall


  • Screenwriter
  • Television producer

Also known as

  • Milton Josefsberg

Awards Won

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
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