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Born 1937 in San Francisco; US Navy 1956-59; San Francisco State University '62; U.C. Hastings Law '65; 1966-75 practiced law in Palo Alto, CA;

Staff writer for the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" (NBC) 1975-76;
Staff writer for Bob Hope (NBC) 1977-92 ;

Author: THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers, Bear Manor Media, www.bearmanormedia.bizland.com/id370.html

Co-wrote "Laugh Lines" column for Los Angeles Times, 1992-96;

Cruise ship lecturer:  1999-2005  with Crystal, Celebrity and Princess lines;

Hosts blogs: www.bereftontheleft.blogspot.com
and www.laughmakers.blogspot.com;

Substitute co-host "ACCESS UNLIMITED" on KPFK 90.7fm Los Angeles, 98.7fm Santa Barbara;

Memberships:  WGA, West (Emeritus); Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters; Yarmy's Army; married (Shelley), no children; lives in Studio City, CA.
E-Mail:  TheLaughMakers@Gmail.com


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A veteran TV script writer takes us on a side-splitting journey with the "Bob Hope Show" -- fascinating and hilarious backstage memories from his 17 years on the road with Hope.

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As unlikely as this may seem, among the hundreds of prominent guest stars who appeared on the eighty-five Bob Hope specials co-written by the author, Johnny Carson was the shyest.

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A long-time friend of the author, voice magician Gary Owens offered to read his Foreword to THE LAUGH MAKERS as part of the audio version of the book soon to be available from Bear Manor Media.

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In this interview recorded in the Spring of 2009, the hosts of "TV Confidential" interview Bob Mills, author of THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers.

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For a segment of Bob Hope's historic 1979 special from China, he sang "The Queen's Navy," in a 300-year old Peking Opera costume and accompanied by six of the Opera's dancers aboard the Marble Boat.

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Bob Mills, who wrote scripts for 85 Bob Hope specials in the 1970s and 1980s, talks candidly with Cruise Director David DeHavilland aboard the Crystal Harmony.

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In all the thousands of miles the author spent flying around the globe with Bob Hope, there was a problem in flight only once he's aware of. This five-minute excerpt recounts that harrowing experience

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While in China with the Bob Hope Show to tape the first American television special from the newly-opened-t0-the-west Peoples Republic, the author discovered some interesting items to bring home.

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After being taped, the character in a sketch Bob Hope played, the Coach on "Cheers," died suddenly. This is how Hope and his production staff responded to the tragedy.

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Bob Hope died in 2003 at age 100. This excerpt traces the final years of his life when, despite his failing health, honors continued to amass and, indeed, continue in the years since his death.

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