James B. Allardice

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James B. Allardice (March 20, 1919, Canton, Ohio — February 15, 1966) was a prominent American television comedy writer of the 1950s and 1960s.

During World War II he served in the US Army where he wrote the play At War with the Army. Following the war, Allardice attended Yale University where his play was later on Broadway in 1949[1] and filmed in the same year with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Allardice is best known for his collaborations with writing partner Tom Adair on a number of highly successful American 1960s TV sitcoms including The Munsters, F Troop, My Three Sons, Gomer Pyle, USMC and Hogan's Heroes. Allardice won an Emmy in 1955 for best comedy writing for his work on the "The George Gobel Show". He contributed to Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and wrote Hitchcock's "lead-ins" for all of the 359 episodes of the series,[2] as well as many speeches for Hitchcock's public engagements.

Allardice died in 1966 from a heart attack, aged 46.

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  1. ^ pp. 142-3 LIFE, April 4, 1949.
  2. ^ Weaver, Tom, "Norman Lloyd Interview", I was a Monster Movie Maker: Conversations with 22 SF and Horror Filmmakers, p. 152. McFarland, 2001.

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