The Jesse Sidney Goldstein Papers document the education and career of Jesse Sidney Goldstein. Included in this collection
are scripts, letters, short stories, a thesis and awards which give insight into Goldstein’s studies as a graduate student
in English Literature which focused on Edwin Markham’s poetry. The collection also contains scripts, awards and memorabilia
from his career as a writer for television and radio.
Jesse Sidney Goldstein was born on October 31, 1915. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received a master’s degree in
English literature from Columbia University. His research focused on the poet Edwin Markham. He also wrote a biography of
Markham. He was a comedy writer in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. He wrote for radio shows such as "The Danny Kaye Radio
Show". He also wrote for television shows including "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "I Married Joan", "It’s Always
Sunday", "The Red Skelton Show" and "The Alan Young Show". Goldstein wrote short stories and speculative scripts some of which
he sent to publishers and television executives. He died on May 14, 1959.
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