Larry Gelbart Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Larry Gelbart (Larry Simon Gelbart, Francis Burns, Elsig)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2024 | Views: 273

Age: 81

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author, Director, Playwright, Screen Writer

Famous For: Television Series M*A*S*H

Higher Education: Graduated

Larry Gelbart Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
25 Feb, 1928 (81 Years 06 Months 17 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
11 Sep, 2009

Cause of Death

Larry Gelbart Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Larry Gelbart was born on February 25, 1928, and died on September 11, 2009. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jewish immigrants Harry Gelbart and Frieda Sturner, who both came to America from Dombrowa Prussia, a town in Silesia now called Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland. He was discharged honorably after serving one year and eleven days with the rank of sergeant. Gelbart was not drafted for service during the Korean War due to those last 11 days.
Larry Gelbart Career:
Larry Gelbart Television
The comedian started writing jokes for Danny Thomas's radio show at the age of sixteen, after his father, Thomas's barber, showed him some of Gelbart's work.
He wrote the series pilot, then produced, often wrote and occasionally directed its first four seasons from 1972 to 1976, as one of the main inspirations for its creation. 
Larry Gelbart Films
In 1982, Gelbart and Murray Schisgal co-wrote the screenplay for Tootsie, his most famous screenplay. His adapted screenplay for 1977's Oh, God! was also nominated for an Academy Award. The film stars John Denver and George Burns.
Larry Gelbart Memoirs
Gelbart also wrote Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God! Also, a few funny things.
Larry Gelbart Blogger
Gelbart was a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a regular member of the Usenet newsgroup.
Larry Gelbart Awards:
• 1974: Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
• 1995: Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California | Walk of Stars | Tony Award
• 2002: American Theatre Hall of Fame.
• 2008: Television Hall of Fame.
Larry Gelbart Death
Gelbart died of cancer on September 11, 2009, at his Beverly Hills home. His wife of 53 years, Pat Gelbart, said they "finished each other's sentences" after 53 years of marriage. She declined to specify the type of cancer he had. His remains were interred at the Culver City Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.
Larry Gelbart Unknown Facts
• His impact on television writing extended beyond MAS*H. Throughout his career, he mentored many young writers, imparting knowledge and expertise.
• Comedy and television are still influenced by Larry Gelbart today. The legacy he left as a brilliant writer and creator endures today, and his achievements are indelible to media and entertainment.

Larry Gelbart Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In Feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 kg
In Pounds 165 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Larry Gelbart Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Harry Gelbart

Mother's Name
Frieda Sturner

Patricia Marshall


Marcia Gelbart Walkenstein

Becky, Adam


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