Michael Barrie was a longtime writer for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the lovely Fredrica Duke, and various four-legged freeloaders.
By Michael Barrie
Film & TV
The greatest Jewish Hollywood character you’ve never heard of
How a cigar-chomping producer named Maurice Duke became king of B (or maybe C) movies
He was ‘America’s greatest wit’ — so why doesn’t anyone remember this ace Jewish comedy writer?
You know you’ve been around awhile when you can claim to have co-written a script with a guy born in the 19th century. Well, I have been and I did. The show was “Andy Williams Presents” and the writer’s name was Goodman Ace. Born in 1899, just under the wire, a year that also gave…
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