Charlie Isaacs's numerous radio and television writing credits include
Kraft Music Hall,
The Martin and Lewis Show, and
The Johnny Carson Show among others. The collection consists primarily of television and radio series scripts and a small amount of photographs
Charles Isaacs was born in Winnipeg, Canada on Sept. 17, 1914. After attending the University of Minnesota School of Journalism
in the early 1930's, he became a correspondent for Radio Guide magazine. He moved to Hollywood, CA in 1937 and served in the
Coast Guard Seventh Amphibious Force from 1942-1945 before being transferred to Armed Forces Radio. Isaacs wrote for numerous television and radio shows including Kraft Music Hall, The Martin & Lewis Radio Show, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, The Texaco Star Theater and The Milton Berle Show. He also worked as the head writer for multiple series including The Jimmy Durante Hours, The Johnny Carson Show ,The Colgate Comedy Hour,The Dinah Shore Hour,The Real McCoys, andThe Red Skelton Show. In addition to writing, Isaacs worked as a script consultant for the series The Thin Man and as the executive story editor for the series Alice . Throughout his career, he wrote for some of the most famous actors and comedians of the day including Jack Benny, John Barrymore,
Edgar Bergan, Rudy Vallee, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Johnny Carson. Isaacs died of cancer December
13 2002 in Santa Monica, CA.
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