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Carl Gottlieb

Biography

Screenwriter who’s most widely known for co-writing the screenplay to the initial summertime blockbuster Jaws. He researched Dilemma at Syracuse College or university in upstate NY. He was the article writer for David Crosby’s two autobiographies, 1989’s VERY LONG TIME Eliminated and 2006’s SINCE THAT TIME. He grew up in NEW YORK. Robert Shaw starred as the Captain in his well-known 70s film, Jaws.

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Full Name Carl Gottlieb
Date Of Birth March 18, 1938
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Screenwriter
Education Syracuse University
Nationality American
Spouse Allison Caine
Parents Sergius M. Gottlieb, Elizabeth Gottlieb
Siblings Michael Gottlieb
Awards Morgan Cox Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement - Comedy, Variety or Music
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
Movies Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Caveman, The Jerk, Amazon Women on the Moon, Clueless, Doctor Detroit, Which Way Is Up?, Cannonball, Into the Night, The Absent-Minded Waiter, Up the Sandbox, The Sting II, Celebration at Big Sur, Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse, The Deadly Triangle, Maryjane, Independence, Crime Club
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1Studied acting at Syracuse University with Larry Hankin and Frank Langella.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
51st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration2010TV Movie
Independence2007/IShort
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series
George Burns Comedy WeekTV Series teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985 story by - 1 episode, 1985
The Jerk, Too1984TV Movie characters
Jaws 3-D1983screenplay
Doctor Detroit1983writer
Caveman1981written by
The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special I1980TV Special
The Jerk1979screenplay / story
Jaws 21978written by
Crisis in Sun Valley1978TV Movie segment "Outward Bound"
Which Way Is Up?1977screenplay
The Deadly Triangle1977TV Movie
Saturday Night Live1975TV Series muppet segment - 1 episode
Jaws1975screenplay
The Odd Couple1974TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Flip Wilson Special1974TV Special
The Bob Newhart Show1972TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Super1972TV Series written by - 1 episode
Music Scene1969-1970TV Series written by - 8 episodes
The Smothers Brothers Comedy HourTV Series 1 episode, 1969 writer - 22 episodes, 1968 - 1969 writing supervisor - 2 episodes, 1969

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse2008TV MovieStan
Clueless1995Priest
Into the Night1985Federal Agent
Johnny Dangerously1984Dr. Magnus
The Sting II1983Maitre D'
The Jerk1979Iron Balls McGinty
Mork & Mindy1979TV SeriesJustice Abbott
More Than Friends1978TV MoviePaul J. Micale
Laverne & Shirley1978TV SeriesStation Master
The Deadly Triangle1977TV Movie
Cannonball!1976Terry McMillan
The TVTV Show1976TV Movie
Chico and the Man1975TV SeriesMr. Conaghey / A. Robert Ralston
Jaws1975Meadows
Crime Club1975TV MovieJorge Gamos
Baretta1975TV SeriesDave Ursillo
The Bob Newhart Show1974TV SeriesMr. Kuberski
Savage1973TV MovieFloorman
The Long Goodbye1973Wade Party Guest (uncredited)
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show1972TV SeriesRegular
Up the Sandbox1972Vinnie
Something Evil1972TV MovieParty Guest
Getting Together1971TV SeriesCharlie
MASH1970'Ugly John'
Maryjane1968Larry Kane
I Spy1968TV SeriesLarge Man
Hey, Landlord1966TV SeriesBenny

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Campus Cops1995TV Series two episodes
Partners in Life1990TV Movie
Hooperman1988TV Series 1 episode
Amazon Women on the Moon1987segments "Peter Pan Theater" [TV cut & DVD only], "Pethouse Video", "Son of the Invisible Man", "Art Sale"
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim1987TV Movie
Homage to Steve1986TV Movie documentary segment "The Absent-Minded Waiter"
Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills1986TV Series 1 episode
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Series 3 episodes
Caveman1981
Delta House1979TV Series 2 episodes
Laverne & Shirley1979TV Series 1 episode
The Absent-Minded Waiter1977Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lot1999TV Series consulting producer
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series producer
Partners in Life1990TV Movie producer
Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills1986TV Series assistant producer / executive producer
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Celebration at Big Sur1971Documentary producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey Blue Eyes1999director: additional scenes - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013Documentary special thanks
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Jaws: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Shark Is Still Working2007DocumentaryHimself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
Top 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Jaws 2'2001Video documentaryHimself
Hype with John Stossel2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentaryHimself
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document1990Video documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Screenwriter
A Session with the Committee1969Documentary
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1969TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryMeadows

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Morgan Cox AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
2005Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or MusicThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)· Allan Blye (writer)
· Bob Einstein (writer)
· Murray Roman (writer)
· Lorenzo Music (writer)
· Steve Martin (writer)
· Cecil Tuck (writer)
· Paul Wayne (writer)
· Cy Howard (writer)
· Mason Williams (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayJaws 3-D (1983)· Richard Matheson
· Guerdon Trueblood (story)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureJaws (1975)· Peter Benchley
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayJaws (1975)· Peter Benchley
1976WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Adapted from Another MediumJaws (1975)· Peter Benchley


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