Gerald Gardner (scriptwriter)
Gerald Gardner (born author, scriptwriter, screenwriter, story editor and producer who was active in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in the United States. Gardner frequently teamed with his longtime writing partner, Dee Caruso, for their work.July 22, 1929) is an
He wrote 22 episodes of The Monkees and 11 of Get Smart, including "The Amazing Harry Hoo", "Washington 4, Indians 3", and "Diplomat's Daughter" (featuring The Craw). Get Smart episodes he worked on were nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards.
Gardner was a senior writer on the live broadcasts of That Was The Week That Was (TW3), the pioneering NBC-TV series of topical satire.
His producing credits include The Red Skelton Show (1970–1971). Gardner and Caruso co-wrote the Walt Disney motion picture The World's Greatest Athlete starring Jan-Michael Vincent and John Amos. He is also the author of more than 30 books, including the popular political satire series "Who's In Charge Here?"
Gardner is the father of media executive Lindsay Gardner.
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