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Larry Tucker (screenwriter)

Larry Tucker (1934 – 2001) was an American film and television writer, producer, and occasional actor, who wrote the comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) with Paul Mazursky.[1] Tucker and Mazursky were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for their work on Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.[1]

Tucker was from Philadelphia and began his career with humorist Mort Sahl at San Francisco's Hungry i club. After the Hungry i Tucker became a television writer, working on The Danny Kaye Show.[1] Tucker acted in the films Advise and Consent (1962), Shock Corridor (1964) and Angels Hard as They Come (1971).[2]

Tucker and Mazursky were also responsible for the development and production of The Monkees eponymous television series and the 1968 romantic comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, which starred Peter Sellers.[1] In the early 1980s Tucker was executive producer and one of the writers of the sitcom Jennifer Slept Here (1983), Mr. Merlin (1981–82), Teachers Only (1982–83) and Stir Crazy (1985).[1][2] Tucker died of complications from multiple sclerosis and cancer in 2001.[1]

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