Sam locke

Born January 17, 1917 in Peabody, Massachusetts, Samuel Locke was an American writer and director who worked in theater, television, and film. He was the son of a cantor and grew up in New York City, educated at City College of New York. In his early career, he mainly worked as a writer for radio and theater, including writing scripts for the classic radio programs, "Grand Central Station" and "Inner Sanctum Mysteries." He also wrote the musical books for "The Straw Hat Revue," "Tis of Thee," "Of V We Sing," "Let Freedom Sing," "The Vamp" and "Tidbits of 1946" which he also directed. He had only one play that reached Broadway, "Fair Game" in 1957, which garnered mixed reviews and had a seven-month run at the Longacre Theatre. More successful was his play, "Women With Red Hair," which was performed off and on for more than 30 years.
In 1951, Locke started writing for television with an adaptation of Preston Sturges' "The Guinea Pig," for the program Studio One in Hollywood. After authoring an episode of Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion," he wrote almost entirely for television, writing episodes for "The Donna Reed Show," "The Patty Duke Show," "McHale's Navy," "Gilligan's Island," "The Lucy Show," "Green Acres," "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir," "The Flying Nun," "The Brady Bunch" and "All in the Family" among others. He was also a writer for the movies, "The Girls on the Beach," "Beach Ball" and "Wild Wild Winter." He died September 18, 1998, in San Diego, California.


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