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Paul Monash

Paul Monash
Born (1917-06-14)June 14, 1917
Harlem, New York
United States
Died January 14, 2003(2003-01-14) (aged 85)
Los Angeles
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, film producer

Paul Monash (June 14, 1917 – January 14, 2003) was an American producer and screenwriter.

Life and career

Paul Monash was born in Harlem, New York, in 1917, and grew up in The Bronx. His mother, Rhoda Melrose, acted in silent films. Monash earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master's degree in education from Columbia University.[1] An aspiring novelist, he rode the rails across the United States, served in the merchant marine, lived as an expatriate in Paris and studied art.[2]

Monash won early acclaim for his writing for television, including his work on the pioneer anthology series Studio One, Suspense and Playhouse 90. He received an Emmy Award for "The Lonely Wizard," a 1957 episode of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars that starred Rod Steiger.[3] Monash wrote and produced the pilot for the TV series The Untouchables (1959), shown in two parts on Desilu Playhouse and edited as a feature film for distribution in Europe. He also wrote some episodes of the 1958–1959 NBC docudrama about the Cold War, Behind Closed Doors, hosted and starring Bruce Gordon.[4]

After the success of The Untouchables, Monash was asked to create Peyton Place (1964–1969), an ABC-TV series that was the first prime-time serialized drama on American television.

His film production credits include novel for the screen.

Monash wrote the 1979 George Wallace (1997).

His final credit was the A&E Network original film, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000), a critically praised adaption of the Rex Stout novel.[5] The TV movie first aired March 5, 2000, the same day that the Writers Guild of America, west, presented the 83-year-old Monash with the Paddy Chayefsky award for lifetime achievement. It is the guild's highest award, given to writers who have "advanced the literature of television through the years."[6]

Paul Monash died of pancreatic cancer January 14, 2003, in Los Angeles.[2]






  1. ^ "Paul Monash, 85, producer of television and film classics," The Star-Ledger, January 16, 2003
  2. ^ a b North, Gary, Paul Monash: Writer, producer; Variety, January 15, 2003
  3. ^ "The Lonely Wizard" at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "'"”Behind Closed Doors. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ Vallance, Tom, Paul Monash, Film Producer and Screenwriter; The Independent (London), January 17, 2003
  6. ^ WGAW fetes Monash with Chayefsky award; Variety, January 10, 2000

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