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Finding Aid for the Phil Doran papers, 1967-1971
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Phil Doran was a television writer who wrote for game shows and late night talk shows in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The collection consists of his project ideas, game show questions, talk show host monologues and a small number of business notes.
Phil Doran graduated from Indiana University in 1965 with a B.S. in Radio-TV Production/Direction. From 1965-1967 Doran worked for various advertising agencies writing advertisements for radio, print and television. In August of 1967, Doran was hired by Chuck Barris Productions to write questions and coordinate contestants for the game shows The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game and The Family Game. He was hired as the head writer for The Joey Bishop Show in November of 1968, a position he retained until the show's cancellation in November 1969. In 1971, Doran worked as the talent coordinator for The Merv Griffin Show for which he wrote guest introduction and interview sets. Doran later went on to write for the daytime game show The Amateur's Guide to Love in 1972. Doran went on to write and produce such shows as Who's The Boss?, The Wonder Years and Sanford and Son. In 2006, he published the novel The Reluctant Tuscan.
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