Rosen, Milt 1923(?)-2000

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ROSEN, Milt 1923(?)-2000

PERSONAL: Born c. 1923, in Poland; immigrated to the United States as a child; died of cancer, August 11, 2000, in Northridge, CA; married; wife's name, Judy; children: Joshua, Stephanie Rosen Rimbach, Rachel.

Education: City College (now of the City University of New York), graduated.

CAREER: Writer. Worked as junior high school English teacher in Bronx, NY, prior to 1958. Military service: U.S. Army Air Forces, navigator during World War II; served in European theater; received five Air Medals.

AWARDS, HONORS: Shared (with Robert Foster) Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, Mystery Writers of America, 1976, for "Murder Comes in Little Pills."


(With others) Do Not Disturb (screenplay), 1965. The Second Book of Insults, 1985.

(Editor) Milton Berle's Private Joke File: Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners, Crown Publishing (New York, NY), 1989.

(Editor) More of the Best of Milton Berle's PrivateJoke File: 10,000 of the World's Funniest Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners, William Morrow and Co. (New York, NY), 1993.

(Editor) A Treasury of Sports Quotes and Wisdom, 1999.

Author of nearly a dozen additional books. Author (with Robert Foster) of "Murder Comes in Little Pills," an episode of the television series Kate McShane, Columbia Broadcasting System, c. 1976; scriptwriter for numerous other television series, including Baretta, Mr. Novak, Too Close for Comfort, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Lewis and Clark, CHiPs, and The Flying Nun; writer for comedians, including Milton Berle. Also wrote material for other public figures.



Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2000, p. B4.

New York Times, August 18, 2000, p. A22.