May 18, 1935 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
||Joan Bailey (1964-present)
Allan Burns (born May 18, 1935) is an American screenwriter and television producer. Burns is best known for, alongside James L. Brooks, creating and writing for the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda.
Burns was born May 18, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He was born and raised Jewish. He attended the University of Oregon between 1953 and 1957.
He is a former writer for The Bullwinkle Show. Burns also produced three other television shows, Cutters (1993), The Duck Factory (1984) and (with Chris Hayward), the unaired version of the 1965 pilot episode of The Smothers Brothers Show. Before breaking into television and film, Burns started in animation, working for Jay Ward and collaborating and animating The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and George of the Jungle. Burns also created the Cap'n Crunch character for Quaker Oats.
After his stint writing for Jay Ward, Burns formed a partnership with Chris Hayward and they created the series The Munsters and were later hired by producer Leonard Stern as story editors for the CBS series He & She, for which they won an Emmy award for comedy writing. The last project between Hayward and Burns would be as story editors for the sitcom, Get Smart.
In 1969, Burns began a partnership with James L. Brooks after being impressed with the television pilot for Brooks's show Room 222. Burns joined the Room 222 writing staff and later produced the series.
After Room 222, television executive Grant Tinker hired Brooks and Burns to develop a television series for CBS starring Mary Tyler Moore. In 1970, The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered and became a critically acclaimed series, spawning spin-off series such as Lou Grant and Rhoda. Brooks and Burns also created the 1974 situation comedy Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers. Burns also wrote and produced three television series; F.M., Eisenhower and Lutz, and Cutters.
Burns has also done screenwriting for movies. Most notably, A Little Romance for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplays Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Just the Way You Are and wrote and directed Just Between Friends.
Burns & Allen: Lambchops (1929)
George Burns and Gracie Allen in the Warner Bros. Vitaphone short "Lambchops." An adorable look at two comic legends in their early years and the final years...
The Burns and Allen Show (Pilot)
The legendary husband and wife comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen in their very first pilot episode that was broadcast live!
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Co-Creator Allan Burns Interview (Cap'n Crunch, Rocky & Bullwinkle)
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The Burns And Allen Show - The Kleebob Card Game
When The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, aka The Burns and Allen Show, began on CBS Television October 12, 1950, it was an immediate success. The show wa...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:03:43 -0700
Instead, she and her husband, executive Grant Tinker, decided to toss things over to James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, two seasoned comedy writers who had attracted considerable attention for their work on Room 222. What Brooks and Burns came up with ...
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:56:38 -0700
MP Lindsay Roy, who along with MSP Tricia Marwick, has spearheaded a campaign to retain the service, praised NHS Fife's new chairman, Allan Burns, for his “prompt intervention” in the matter. He said Mr Burns had quickly realised more work needed to be ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:10:09 -0700
Creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns pitched a show about a divorced woman and ran into a brick wall. They were told American audiences wouldn't tolerate divorce or people who lived in New York. In response, they made Mary single and moved her ...
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 22:06:14 -0700
Beginning in the early '60s and following around four or five of the most important people in the show's genesis (including Moore herself, key writer Treva Silverman, and co-creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns), Armstrong nicely delineates exactly ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:26:08 -0700
Armstrong talked to most of the principals in the show except Moore, who declined, and could have had a compelling book simply using stories from show creators Allan Burns and James L. Brooks. Brooks, whose company produces "The Simpsons," went on ...
New York Times
Fri, 31 May 2013 07:36:06 -0700
As Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reveals in her energetic account of the show's history and legacy, “Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted,” CBS executives lobbed those now quaint questions at the show's creators, James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, when they ...
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 23:21:27 -0700
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Sun, 02 Jun 2013 22:12:06 -0700
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS), created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. 7. Mad Men (AMC), created by Matthew Weiner. 8. Cheers (NBC), created by Glen Charles & Les Charles and James Burrows. 9. The Wire (HBO), created by David Simon. 10.
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