Babaloo Mandel

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Babaloo Mandel
Born (1949-11-13) November 13, 1949 (age 66)
New York City, United States
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Denise Madelyn Horn (1974–present; 6 children)

Marc "Babaloo" Mandel (born October 13, 1949) is an American screenwriter. After writing for television episodes, he also began writing feature films.

Early life[edit]

Mandel was born in New York City, the son of a taxi driver.[1][2]


His writing credits include the television series Happy Days and the movie Night Shift and Splash.

He is the long-time writing partner of Lowell Ganz. Mandel and Ganz were featured in The Dialogue interview series. In the 90-minute interview with producer Mike DeLuca, Ganz and Mandel discuss their 40-year partnership as it evolved from television to feature films.

Personal life[edit]

With his wife, Denise Madelyn (Horn), whom he married in 1974, he has six children, including a set of triplets.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Babaloo Mandel". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ Babaloo Mandel at
  3. ^ Reed, J.D. (October 19, 1992). "Mr. Saturday Night's Writers: Funny All Week". People 38 (16). Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Babaloo Mandel Biography (1949–)". October 13, 1949. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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