Born in Chicago in 1932 and graduated from the University of Illinois, Sam Bobrick made his way to New York where after a brief fling writing songs, one of them being THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND recorded by Elvis Presley, he drifted into the world of TV. Some of his TV credits include CAPTAIN KANGAROO, THE FLINTSTONES, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, GET SMART, BEWITCHED, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR and SAVED BY THE BELL. For his work in TV he has received three Writers Guild Awards and an Emmy nomination. It was in the late 1960's while doing THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL, a variety TV show, that Sam got involved with theatre, co-writing his first play NORMAN, IS THAT YOU? with Ron Clark. He then went on to write and co-write 40 plays, 24 of them published by Samuel French and are performed throughout the world including: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S, WEEKEND COMEDY, BAGGAGE, THE CRAZY TIME, GETTING SARA MARRIED, REMEMBER ME? and HAMLET II (BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL). Sam also doctored the book for the original Broadway production of THE WIZ. In 2011, he won the coveted Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Writers of American EDGAR award for his mystery comedy, THE PSYCHIC. This year a number of his plays have been performed in Russia, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic and Scandinavia. Sam is married to writer Julie Stein with whom he wrote two plays, THE OUTRAGEOUIS ADVENTURES OF SHELDON & MRS. LEVINE and LENNY'S BACK. The latter, a one man show about legendary comedian Lenny Bruce, was nominated for an L.A. Ovation award. He has 3 married children and 2 amazing grandchildren who will save the world with their kind and beautiful hearts. Sam is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Writers Guild of American. For more information please visit And oh yes, he is still alive and continues to write.