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Overview (2)

Born in USA
Died in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (pneumonia)

Mini Bio (1)

Dee Caruso was a successful screenwriter for film and television. He often co-worked with fellow screenwriter Gerald Gardner, since their time as the head writers for the comedy series "Get Smart".

Caruso started his career as a writer for nightclub comedy acts. He wrote material for the comedians Don Adams, Marty Allen, and Marty Allen. In the 1960s, he became a screenwriter for television comedy series. He served as one of the head writers for Get Smart (1965-1970), co-scripted 22 episodes of "The Monkees" (1966-1968), and served as writer for many other shows. He co-scripted the episode "The Producer" (1966) for Gilligan's Island.

In the 1970s, Caruso started screenwriting for feature films and the occasional television film. His main credits in the field were the WorldWar II-themed war comedy "Which Way to the Front?" (1970), the sports comedy "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1973), and the prison comedy "Doin' Time" (1985).

Caruso later became a teacher of comedy and screenwriting. He served for a decade as a comedy teacher for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and for two decades as a screenwriting professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He died due to pneumonia in 2012, and was buried at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dimos I

Spouse (1)

Sandra (1965 - 27 May 2012) ( his death)

Trivia (2)

Professor of Screenwriting at UCLA Film School.
He died of pneumonia at his Brentwood home in Los Angeles, CA.

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