Lee Kalcheim

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Lee Kalcheim (June 27, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter.[1]

Writing and producing career[edit]

Television show episodes[edit]

Kalcheim has written numerous television shows including episodes for The Paper Chase (1985); All in the Family (1971–72; Emmy 1973); N.Y.P.D. (1967–69); and the ABC After School Special: "The Bridge of Adam Rush" (1974)[2]

Films[edit]

Under the pseudonym Norman Jonas, Kalcheim co-wrote the cult favorite horror movie Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971), which in Kalcheim's first draft was reportedly written as a satirical comedy.

Plays[edit]

Among his plays are:

Play name First produced First published Description and/or Reference
Defiled Unknown Unknown When a technophobic librarian threatens to detonate the library if his card catalog is taken away, the police must negotiate with him. [3]
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Trap 1965 1965 Peg Beale, played by Anne Francis, can no longer bear her marriage with affluent mass toy producer, Robert Strauss as Ted Beale. Peg is not cheerful when Ted hires a new, attractive, scholarly assistant, John Cochran (Donnelly Rhodes), seeing as John has already seen Peg with another man. It turns into a murder scheme concocted by Peg to murder Ted with John. [4]
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Final Performance 1965 1965 [4]
An Audible Sign 1968 Unknown [5]
Match Play 1969 1969 [6]
Is This Trip Really Necessary? 1970 1970 [4]
All in the Family: Edith Writes a Song 1971 1971 [4]
All in the Family: Archie and Edith Alone 1972 1972 [4]
All in the Family: Edith, the Judge 1972 1972 [4]
All in the Family: The Bunkers and the Swingers 1972 1972 [4]
Sanford and Son: The Light Housekeeper 1972 1972 [4]
Hurry, Harry 1972 1972 [5]
Class of '63 1973 1973 [4][7]
The Boy Who Came to Leave 1973 1973 [8]
Win With Wheeler 1975 1984 [5][9][10]
The Comedy Company 1978 1978 [4]
Winning Isn't Everything 1978 1978 [1]
Marriage Is Alive and Well 1980 1980 [4]
Breakfast with Les and Bess 1983 1984 [5][11]
Friends Unknown 1984 [12]
Moving 1991 Unknown [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Liz. "Off the Grapevine". Toledo Blade, March 30, 1978, p. TV-7. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  2. ^ The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.). "Boys adjustment told on Afternoon Special". October 18, 1974, p. TV-6. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Defiled". Samuel French, Inc. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Lee Kalcheim Filmography". Fandango. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Lee Kalcheim". Doollee. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Norwalk Hour. "Polka Dot Playhouse Has Casting Call". February 13, 1969, p. 5. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Sumter Daily Item. "Wednesday Movie Best Bet". March 14, 1973, p. 19B. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Brukenfeld, Dick. "A lonely lady, tied to her tube" (Review). The Village Voice, June 14, 1973, pp. 66, 68. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  9. ^ The Day (New London, Conn.). "O'Neill to present new Kalcheim play". August 1, 1975, p. 8. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  10. ^ Huisking, Charlie. "Kalcheim Has High Hopes For His Comedy". Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 31, 1976, p. 3B. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  11. ^ Beahan, Brad. "Solid season ahead for community theaters". Lakeland Ledger, October 3, 1985, pp. 1C & 6C. Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  12. ^ Rich, Frank. "THEATER: 'FRIENDS' BY LEE KALCHEIM". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

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