Arnold M. Auerbach
Arnold M. Auerbach (23 May 1912; New York City, New York – 19 October 1998; New York City, New York) was an American comedy writer, especially for radio, television and newspapers. Auerbach wrote radio and television scripts for Eddie Cantor, Milton Berle, Fred Allen, Frank Sinatra and Phil Silvers, among others. In 1946 he co-wrote the play Call Me Mister. In 1956 he shared a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Comedy Series for The Phil Silvers Show. Auerbach contributed humor columns to The New York Times, and published a humorously-styled novel, "Is That Your Best Offer?" (1971). He published the 1965 memoir Funny Men Don't Laugh about his collaborations with radio comedians.
He is also named after his grandfather Arnold Ehrlich.
- Richard Vosburgh, "Obituary: Arnold M. Auerbach ", The Independent, 27 November 1998
- Arnold Auerbach papers, 1936-1957, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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