Al Gordon

Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer

Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer


Al Gordon was born in Akron, Ohio in 1923 but moved to The Bronx as a child. He was the middle of three children, with an older brother and a younger sister. After finishing high school, Al joined the Air Corps and spent time on bases throughout the US before moving to Tersiera. A plane of entertainers arrived at his station, and several of the ...
Birth date
1923-04-21
Death date
2012-05-23
Awards
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations.

Known For


The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
Writer (1954-1965)
An Evening with Carol Channing
An Evening with Carol Channing
Writer (1966)
Get Smart
Get Smart
Writer (1965)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterNew Attitude
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Advertise (1990) ... (written by)
1990
Writer227
(TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (story - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1988) - For Sale (1989) ... (teleplay) - A Date to Remember (1989) ... (teleplay) - Play It Again, Stan (1989) ... (written by) - The Real Decoys (1989) ... (written by) - Double Your Pleasure (1988) ... (written by) Show all 15 episodes
WriterToo Close for Comfort
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - All in a Day's Unemployment (1985) ... (written by)
1985
WriterThree's Company
(TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1984) (story by - 1 episode, 1984) - Jack's Tattoo (1984) ... (story by) / (teleplay by) - Triangle Troubles (1979) ... (written by) - The Harder They Fall (1979) ... (teleplay by) - The Catered Affair (1979) ... (written by) - The Crush (1978) ... (written by) Show all 7 episodes
WriterBarbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters
(TV Series) (2 episodes, 1980) (writing supervisor - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1980) - Episode #2.1 (1981) ... (writing supervisor) - Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (writer) - Episode #1.2 (1980) - Episode #1.1 (1980)
WriterHello, Larry
(TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes) - Yearning (1980) ... (written by) - The Rock Star: Part 2 (1980) ... (written by) - Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 2 (1980) ... (written by) - Larry's Father (1979) ... (written by) - Marion's Fiance (1979) ... (written by)
1979-1980
WriterCarter Country
(TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1977) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1977) - By the Light of the Moonlight (1977) ... (written by) - Baker Buys a House: Part 2 (1977) ... (written by) - Baker Buys a House: Part 1 (1977) ... (teleplay) - Beating the Pounds (1977) ... (written by)
WriterTony Orlando and Dawn
(TV Series) (1 episode, 1974) (writer - 22 episodes, 1975 - 1976) - Carroll O'Connor/Engelbert Humperdinck (1976) ... (writer) - Bernadette Peters/Sly and the Family Stone (1976) ... (writer) - Alice Cooper/George Carlin (1976) ... (writer) - Andy Griffith, Totie Fields, Tanya Tucker (1976) ... (writer) - Jim Nabors/Kate Smith/Arlene Golonka (1976) ... (writer) Show all 23 episodes
WriterThat's My Mama
(TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes) - The Witness (1975) ... (written by) - Tracy's Trouble (1974) ... (written by) - Cousin Albert (1974) ... (written by)
1974-1975
WriterThe Odd Couple
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - The Hollywood Story (1974) ... (written by)
1974
WriterFlip
(TV Series) (writer - 83 episodes) - Episode #4.18 (1974) ... (writer) - Episode #4.16 (1974) ... (writer) - Episode #4.15 (1974) ... (writer) - Episode #4.14 (1974) ... (writer) - Episode #4.13 (1974) ... (writer) Show all 83 episodes
1970-1974
WriterJack Benny's Second Farewell Special
(TV Special)
1974
WriterThe New Temperatures Rising Show
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes) - The Physical (1973) ... (written by) - A Classic Case (1973) ... (written by)
1973
WriterNBC Follies
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1973) - Sammy Davis, Jr., Don Adams, Frankie Avalon, Michele Lee, Don Rickles (1973) ... (writer) - Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (written by) - Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (writer)
WriterJack Benny's First Farewell Special
(TV Special)
1973
WriterThe Dean Martin Show
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Episode #8.1 (1972)
1972
WriterThe Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Episode #1.1 (1972)
1972
WriterEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask
(TV Special)
1971
WriterDick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby
(TV Special)
1970
WriterJack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special
(TV Special) (written by)
1970
WriterThe Jim Nabors Hour
(TV Series) (2 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (writer - 2 episodes, 1969) - The Jackson Five (1970) - Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #1.2 (1969) - Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (writer)
WriterJack Benny's New Look
(TV Special)
1969
WriterThe Carol Burnett Show
(TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes) - Episode #2.27 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #2.26 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #2.25 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #2.24 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #2.23 (1969) ... (writer) Show all 27 episodes
1968-1969
WriterCarol Channing Proudly Presents the Seven Deadly Sins
(TV Special)
1969
WriterThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
(TV Series) (writer - 60 episodes) - Episode #3.22 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #3.21 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #3.19 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #3.16 (1969) ... (writer) - Episode #3.14 (1969) ... (writer) Show all 60 episodes
1967-1969
WriterJack Benny's Birthday Special
(TV Special) (uncredited)
1969
WriterJack Benny's Bag
(TV Special)
1968
WriterCarnival Nights
(TV Special) (written by)
1968
WriterCaptain Nice
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - That Was the Bridge That Was (1967) ... (written by)
1967
WriterMr. Terrific
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Unaired Pilot (1966)
1966
WriterThe Jack Benny Hour
(TV Special)
1966
WriterF Troop
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1965) - For Who the Bugle Tolls (1966) ... (writer) - A Gift from the Chief (1965) ... (written by)
WriterAn Evening with Carol Channing
(TV Special)
1966
WriterThe Jack Benny Hour
(TV Special) (written by)
1965
WriterGet Smart
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - KAOS in CONTROL (1965) ... (written by)
1965
WriterThe Jack Benny Program
(TV Series) (1 episode, 1961) (written by - 162 episodes, 1954 - 1965) (writer - 59 episodes, 1954 - 1965) - Smothers Brothers Show (1965) ... (written by) - Jack Has Dog Trouble (1965) ... (written by) - Jack Appears on a Panel Show (1965) ... (written by) - Dennis Opens a Bank Account (1965) ... (written by) - Jack's Navy Buddy Returns (1965) ... (written by) Show all 222 episodes
WriterThe Jack Benny Hour
(TV Special)
1959/II
WriterThe Jack Benny Hour
(TV Special)
1959/I
WriterShower of Stars
(TV Series) (2 episodes, 1958) (written by - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1957) - Episode #4.7 (1958) ... (written by) - Jack Benny, Hermione Gingold, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gogi Grant, Van Johnson, Patty McCormack (1958) - Episode #4.2 (1958) - Skits & Sketches (1957) ... (writer) - Auto Show (1955) ... (written by)
WriterThe Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes) - Capri (1956) ... (written by) - The Chimpanzee (1956) ... (written by)
1956
WriterThe Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars
(TV Special) (written by)
1955
WriterThe Jack Carson Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 11 February 1955 (1955) ... (writer)
1955
WriterRed Skelton Revue
(TV Series) (8 episodes) - The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth with guest star Peggy Lee (1954) - Episode #1.7 (1954) - Episode #1.6 (1954) - Episode #1.5 (1954) - Episode #1.4 (1954) Show all 8 episodes
1954
WriterThe Pride of the Family
(TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode) - Pilot (1953) ... (story and teleplay)
1953
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous Crew227
(TV Series) (creative consultant - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (program consultant - 3 episodes, 1986 - 1987) - Country Cousins (1988) ... (creative consultant) - Bull's Eye (1987) ... (creative consultant) - Check Snub (1987) ... (program consultant) - Rich Kid (1987) ... (program consultant) - The Handwriting on the Wall (1987) ... (creative consultant) Show all 6 episodes
Miscellaneous CrewThree's Company
(TV Series) (executive story editor - 22 episodes) - Triangle Troubles (1979) ... (executive story editor) - Jack Moves Out (1979) ... (executive story editor) - An Anniversary Surprise (1979) ... (executive story editor) - The Bake-Off (1979) ... (executive story editor) - The Harder They Fall (1979) ... (executive story editor) Show all 22 episodes
1978-1979
Miscellaneous CrewCarter Country
(TV Series) (executive story consultant - 1 episode) - Red Armstrong, Goodbye (1978) ... (executive story consultant)
1978
Miscellaneous CrewThat's My Mama
(TV Series) (story consultant - 7 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (story editor - 2 episodes, 1974) - Clifton and Politics (1975) ... (story consultant) - The Last Haircut (1975) ... (story consultant) - Mama Gets Fractured (1974) ... (story consultant) - Tracy's Trouble (1974) ... (story consultant) - The Loan (1974) ... (story editor) Show all 9 episodes
RoleTitleYear
ProducerNew Attitude
(TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes) - The Case of the Missing Toupee (1990) ... (producer) - I Am Not a Crook (1990) ... (producer)
1990
Producer227
(TV Series) (co-producer - 2 episodes, 1988) (producer - 1 episode, 1989) - The Bet (1989) ... (producer) - And the Survey Says... (1988) ... (co-producer) - Brother From a Sister City (1988) ... (co-producer)
ProducerCarter Country
(TV Series) (producer - 21 episodes) - Baker Saves a Life (1978) ... (producer) - Roy's Encounter (1978) ... (producer) - Roy Pays His Taxes (1978) ... (producer) - All About Floyd (1978) ... (producer) - The Chief's Dressing Down (1978) ... (producer) Show all 21 episodes
1977-1978
ProducerThe Jack Benny Hour
(TV Special) (producer)
1966
RoleTitleYear
Script and Continuity DepartmentThree's Company
(TV Series) (executive script consultant - 10 episodes) - Janet Shapes Up (1984) ... (executive script consultant) - The Charming Stranger (1983) ... (executive script consultant) - Now You See It, Now You Don't (1983) ... (executive script consultant) - Grandma Jack (1983) ... (executive script consultant) - Hearing Is Believing (1983) ... (executive script consultant) Show all 10 episodes
1983-1984
Script and Continuity DepartmentHello, Larry
(TV Series) (script editor - 1 episode) - Love Around the Corner (1980) ... (script editor)
1980
RoleTitleYear
ActorBell, Bare and Beautiful
Dr. Everett (as Al Golden)
1963
RoleTitleYear
SelfJack Benny: Comedy in Bloom
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1992