Hollywood and Me: My Wild Ride Through the Golden Age of Television

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Greystone Books, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Bernie Rothman wrote popular, classic TV shows like "My Three Sons" and produced career-defining specials for stars like Judy Garland, George Burns, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, and Rudolf Nureyev. In this memoir, Rothman wittily describes his dealings with these male and female divas, from witnessing Peggy Lee trashing the Andrews Sisters to dragging Nureyev out of the bathtub minutes before airtime. Along the way, he reveals the secrets of writing a good sitcom, making Hollywood and Me both an insider's guide to success in Hollywood and a delightful record of a treasured time.

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About the author (2009)

Bernie Rothman was born in Montreal and received a degree in business from McGill University. He began his career in television at the CBC, where he worked as a stage manager, and at the age of 25 began writing for TV, first at the CBC and then in Hollywood for CBS. Later he produced many specials for CBS and ABC and created numerous sitcoms. Throughout his career, he has won a myriad of awards, including several Emmys, a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award, two Gemini Awards, and many other international television awards. Rothman has five children and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

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