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Andrew Bergman Biography

  • Profession: Screenwriter, Director, Executive Producer
  • Born: Feb 20, 1945
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

The son of a [[Feature~V35072~New York Daily News~newyorknewyork]] columnist, director/writer Andrew Bergman attended Harper College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After receiving his doctorate in teaching in 1970, [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] established his reputation as a "progressive" film historian / sociologist with his 1971 overview of 1930s films, We're In the Money. [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] was hired as a "youth contact" p.r. man for United Artists; it was his job to clue the studio in as to what was "hot" amongst the young. Following his Broadway playwriting bow with [[Feature~V157278~Social Security~thesecurity]], [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] received his first screenwriting credit for Mel Brooks' blockbuster western parody [[Feature~V6029~Blazing Saddles~blazingsaddles]] (a later attempt by [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] to write a genre spoof on his own, [[Feature~V41211~Rhapsody of Crime~rhapsody]], died on the vine). After the success of his screenplay and story for 1979's The In-Laws, [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] was given an opportunity to direct the Madison Avenue satire [[Feature~V45407~So Fine~sofine]] (1981). Forming his own production company with [[Performer~P100001~Michael Lobell~michaellobell]], [[Performer~P245581~Bergman~vbergman]] has written and/or directed such moneymakers as [[Feature~V17781~Fletch~fletch]] (1985), The Freshman (1990), [[Feature~V22995~Honeymoon in Vegas~honeymooninvegas]] and [[Feature~V131228~It Could Happen to You~itcouldhappentoyou]] (1994). Keeping Andrew Bergman "honest" have been such occasional non-hits as the 1991 soap-opera lampoon [[Feature~V45425~Soapdish~soapdish]] and the weekly TV fiasco The Dictator (1992). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi