Laurence Marks (American writer)

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Laurence Marks
Born (1915-08-23)August 23, 1915
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died January 1, 1993(1993-01-01) (aged 77)
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Occupation Radio and television writer

Laurence Marks (August 23, 1915 – January 1, 1993) was an American writer for radio and television shows including Hogan's Heroes and M*A*S*H. He received an award from the Writers Guild of America.[1]

According to M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart,[2] he and Marks teamed up in 1946 to write for Jack Paar on radio, then moved to writing for Bob Hope at $1,250 a week each.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1957 The Danny Thomas Show Writer, 1 episode
1957–1958 Perry Mason Teleplay, 3 episodes
1959–1960 The Betty Hutton Show Writer, 3 episodes
1962 Margie Writer, 1 episode
1963–1964 The New Phil Silvers Show Script consultant, 30 episodes
1965–1968 Hogan's Heroes Writer, 68 episodes
1966 The Donna Reed Show Writer, 1 episode
1969 The Flying Nun Writer, 1 episode
1971 The Partners Writer, 2 episodes
1971–1973 The Doris Day Show Writer, 15 episode
1972–1978 M*A*S*H Writer, 28 episodes
1975 Doc Producer, unknown episodes
1977–1978 Fish Writer, 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Laurence Marks; Radio, Television Writer". Los Angeles Times. January 7, 1993. Retrieved 2009-05-21. Born on Long Island, N.Y., Marks wrote for radio in New York before coming to California in the early 1940s. In Los Angeles, he wrote for many television programs, including "The Jack Paar Show," "The Donna Reed Show," "Hogan's Heroes" and "MASH." ... Marks had been honored during his career by the Writers Guild of America. ... 
  2. ^ Mike Sacks, And Here's the Kicker, p. 326.

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