Jim Fritzell
Fritzell Greenbaum, 1978
Jim Fritzell (left) with fellow scriptwriter Everett Greenbaum (right) in 1978, and with who he collaborated on many TV show and film projects which included such series as "The Andy Griffith Show", "Ther Real McCoys", "M*A*S*H", and the films "The Shakiest Gun In The West" and "The Reluctant Astronaut".
Vital Information
Born: (1920-02-19)February 19, 1920
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died March 9, 1979(1979-03-09) (aged 60)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, Californis, U.S.
TV anf film screewriter and actor
Years active: 1953-1987
Family/Personal information
Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
Involved with:
Sanford and Son
Episodes directed/
Co wrote the episodes "Jealousy", "The Suitcase Case" and "The Kid" in Season 3 with Everett Greenbaum
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Jim Fritzell (born James Gustave Fritzell on February 19, 1920 - March 9, 1979) was a American television and film screenwriter who co-wrote, with Everett Greenbaum, 29 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and one episode of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.. He also wrote episodes of the TV series "Mister Peepers" (receiving one Emmy nomination), Make Room for Daddy, The Real McCoys, The New Andy Griffith Show, The Odd Couple, Love American Style, Sanford and Son (they co-wrote 3 episodes), The Doris Day Show and M*A*S*H. He also wrote the

screenplays for the ack Lemmon film Good Neighbor Sam, the Don Knotts films The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Reluctant Astronaut and The Shakiest Gun in the West, and the Andy Griffith film Angel in My Pocket. In a 22-year partnership, Greenbaum and Fritzell also won three Writers' Guild awards and four Emmy nominations, and collaborated on more than 150 scripts. These included the Walter Brennan sitcom The Real McCoys (1957-62), The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) and M*A*S*H, on which they worked for five years, contributing 35 episodes.

Greenbaum died at the age of 59 in Los Angeles, California. .

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