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Name
  
Stan Daniels

Plays
  
Enter Laughing

Education
  
University of Toronto

Spouse
  
Alene Kamins (m. 1957)

Role
  
Screenwriter


Full Name
  
Stanley Edwin Daniels

Born
  
July 31, 1934 (
1934-07-31
)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Occupation
  
Screenwriter, producer and director

Died
  
April 6, 2007, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States

Movies and TV shows
  
Taxi, Phyllis, Roc, Glory! Glory!, The Substitute Wife

Similar People
  
Ed Weinberger, James L Brooks, Glen Charles, Allan Burns, David Lloyd

Interview with writer producer Stan Daniels


Stanley Edwin "Stan" Daniels (July 31, 1934 – April 6, 2007) was a Canadian-American screenwriter, producer and director, who won eight Emmy Awards for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi.

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Early life

Born in Toronto to Jewish parents involved in vaudeville, Daniels earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Toronto, then began studying for a doctorate from Oxford University. His first television writing job was for The Dean Martin Show in 1965. There, he met his writing partner Ed. Weinberger.

Career

Daniels' influence in comedy is noted by the joke setup credited to him ("Stan Daniels turn") wherein, "a character says something and then does an immediate 180-degree shift on what he just said," according to The Simpsons producer Al Jean. Daniels composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the 1976 musical So Long, 174th Street.

Death

Daniels had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia for years, and he died of a heart attack in Encino, California.

Director

  • Best of the West (1 episode, 1981)
  • Taxi (1 episode, 1982)
  • Mr. Smith (Unknown episodes, 1983)
  • Dear John (5 episodes, 1988–1989)
  • Flying Blind (2 episodes, 1993)
  • Almost Perfect (Unknown episodes, 1995)
  • High Society (1 episode, 1995)
  • Partners (1 episode, 1996)
  • Sparks (3 episodes, 1996–1997)
  • Good News (4 episodes, 1997)
  • Producer

  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Unknown episodes, 1970)
  • Doc (Executive producer, 1 episode, 1976)
  • The Betty White Show (Executive producer, unknown episodes, 1977)
  • Cindy (1978)
  • Taxi (Executive producer, unknown episodes)
  • The Associates (Executive producer, unknown episodes)
  • Glory! Glory! (1989)
  • For Richer, for Poorer (Supervising producer, 1992)
  • The Kid (Executive producer, 2001)
  • Writer

  • The Dean Martin Show (1 episode, 1965)
  • The Bill Cosby Show (1 episode, 1970)
  • Gene Kelly's Wonderful World of Girls (1970)
  • Lily (1970)
  • Phyllis (Unknown episodes)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (12 episodes, 1973–1977)
  • Cindy (1978)
  • Taxi (3 episodes, 1978)
  • The Associates (13 episodes, 1979)
  • Mr. Smith (5 episodes, 1983)
  • The Lonely Guy (1984)
  • Glory! Glory! (1989)
  • Getting There (1990)
  • Roc (1 episode, 1991)
  • Faith (1991)
  • For Richer, for Poorer (1992)
  • The Substitute Wife (1994)
  • The Kid (2001)
  • References

    Stan Daniels Wikipedia


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