Grodin, Charles

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GRODIN, Charles

GRODIN, Charles. American, b. 1935. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Autobiography/Memoirs, Children's fiction, Humor/Satire. Career: Actor on stage, screen and television; director of stage and television shows; film and television producer; writer. Host of the television talk show Charles Grodin, CNBC, 1995-. Publications: (with M. Teitelbaum) Hooray! It's a Glorious Day … And All That (play), 1966; The Opening (play), 1972, rev. version as One of the All-Time Greats, 1992; (with J. Bloom) 11 Harrowhouse (screenplay; also released as Anything for Love) 1974; Movers and Shakers (screenplay), 1985; Price of Fame (play), 1990: It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business (memoir), 1989; How I Get Through Life: A Wise and Witty Guide (book), 1992; Freddie the Fly (children's book), 1993; We're Ready for You, Mr. Grodin: Behind the Scenes at Talk Shows, Movies, and Elsewhere (memoir), 1994. Also wrote material for the television program Candid Camera, the 1977 NBC presentation The Paul Simon Special, and the 1983 ABC special Love, Sex … and Marriage. Address: c/o Jim Berkus, Leading Artists, 445 North Bedford Dr. Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.