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Edmund Beloin

Edmund Beloin (April 1, 1910 - May 26, 1992)[1] was an American writer of radio, film, and television.

Career

Beloin was a medical student at New York University when he changed career paths and became a writer in 1931.[2]

He and Bill Morrow were signed to The Jack Benny Program for the 1936-1937 season and remained for seven years.[3][4] He created the character of Mr. Billingsley, Benny's zany, oft-hungover boarder who frequently made nonsequiturs. Beloin liked the character so much that he played the role.[5]

He left radio for films around June 1943.[6] He had tried to join the Army but was rejected on medical grounds.[7]

Works

He worked with Henry Garson for much of his career.[8]

He wrote the films All in a Night's Work, G.I. Blues, Visit to a Small Planet, Don't Give Up the Ship, Paris Holiday, The Sad Sack, My Favorite Spy, The Great Lover, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Road to Rio.[8] He and Henry Garson were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best written musical for G.I. Blues.[9]

Beloin wrote for the television shows My Three Sons, Family Affair, The Lucy Show, and Mayberry R.F.D.[8]

Beloin and Garson wrote the Broadway play In Any Language which was performed in fall 1952.[8] It received negative reviews and closed after 45 performances. The television adaptation on Broadway Television Theatre, however, met warmer reception.[10] It also aired as an episode of The Chrysler Theatre.

Death

Beloin died of heart failure in Pompano Beach, Florida on May 26, 1992. He was survived by a wife, Lynn, and a son, John.[8]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1937 Artists & Models Contributor to dialogue Uncredited
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again Screenplay
1940 Love Thy Neighbor Writer, actor Acting role uncredited
1942 Tales of Manhattan Restored sequence Uncredited
1945 Lady on a Train Screenplay
1946 The Harvey Girls Screenplay
1946 Because of Him Screenplay "Catherine the Last"
1947 Ladies' Man Screenplay
1947 My Favorite Brunette Original screenplay
1947 Road to Rio Original story; screenplay
1948 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Writer
1949 Top 'o the Morning Original screenplay
1949 The Great Lover Writer, producer
1951 The Lemon Drop Kid Story
1951 My Favorite Spy Adaptation/story
1957 The Sad Sack Writer
1958 Paris Holiday Screenplay
1959 Don't Give Up the Ship Screenplay
1960 Visit to a Small Planet Screenplay
1960 G.I. Blues Written by
1961 All in a Night's Work Screenplay
1963 Donovan's Reef Story

Television

Year Series Writer Producer Notes
1952-1953 My Hero No Yes 28 episodes
1953 Broadway Television Theatre Yes No Episode: "In Any Language"
1954 Kraft Theatre Yes No Episode: "The Happy Touch"
1955 So This Is Hollywood Yes Yes Written: "Mink Coat." Produced: 4 episodes
1956 Playhouse 90 Yes No Episode: "The Big Slide"
1957-1958 The Thin Man No Yes 20 episodes
1964 Dr. Kildare Yes No Episode: "What's Different About Today?"
1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Yes No Episode: "In Any Language"
1965 Vacation Playhouse Yes Yes Episode: "Alec Tate"
1965-1966 The Lucy Show Yes No 6 episodes
1966 Mona McCluskey Yes No 2 episodes
1966-1968 My Three Sons Yes No 6 episodes
1968 Mayberry R.F.D. Yes No Episode: "The Race Horse"
1968 Missy's Men Yes No Teleplay by; television film
1966-1971 Family Affair Yes Yes 25 episodes written; 30 episodes produced
1971 The Smith Family Yes No Episode: "Another Day, Another Dollar"
1990 Over My Dead Body No No Suggested by his screenplay

References

  1. ^ Ellett, Ryan (November 2, 2017). Radio Drama and Comedy Writers, 1928-1962. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-2980-3.
  2. ^ "Film Maker: Edmund Beloin". Broadcasting-Telecasting. February 14, 1955. p. 47 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  3. ^ "Jack Benny's Writers". Variety. October 14, 1936. p. 38 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  4. ^ "Radio: Beloin, 25, Joins Benny". Variety. 122 (12). June 3, 1936. p. 29 – via Proquest.
  5. ^ Benny, Jack; Benny, Joan (1990). Sunday nights at seven : the Jack Benny story. New York, NY: Warner Books. pp. 120-121. ISBN 0-446-51546-9. OCLC 21409538.
  6. ^ "Ed Beloin, Benny Writer, Quitting Radio for Films". Variety. June 9, 1943. p. 3 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  7. ^ Ackeman, Harry (July 14, 1943). "Radio Must Train 'Em to Solve Problem of Vanishing Writers". Variety. 151 (5). p. 44 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Obituaries". Variety. June 15, 1992. p. 70 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  9. ^ Simpson, Paul (October 1, 2013). Elvis Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4803-6689-3.
  10. ^ Francis, Bob (October 18, 1952). "Legit Reviews". The Billboard. 64 (42). p. 20 – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.

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