Hal Kanter (December 18, 1918; Savannah, Georgia – November 6, 2011; Encino, California) was a writer, producer and director, principally for comedy actors such as Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley (in Loving You and Blue Hawaii), for both feature films and television. Kanter helped Tennessee Williams turn the play by Williams into the film version of The Rose Tattoo. Since 1991, he was regularly credited as a writer for the Academy Award broadcasts. Hal Kanter was the Executive Producer of th groundbreaking series "Julia" which ran from September 17, 1968 to March 23, 1971.
Kanter died at his home in Encino, California on November 6, 2011, aged 92.
Further reading 
- Young, Jordan R. (1999) The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio & TV's Golden Age. Beverly Hills: Past Times Publishing ISBN 0-940410-37-0
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