August 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to Marshall Brickman!

August 25th, 2007

Jersey Boys Blog wishes Jersey Boys’ co-writer Marshall Brickman a Happy 66th Birthday!!

Brickman was born in Brazil to American parents on August 25, 1941. While still in his teens, Brickman was a member of the Tarriers, a group which also included future actor Alan Arkin. He paid his way through college as a folksinger and graduated with a degree in music from the University of Wisconsin. After college, Brickman hung around the New York folk scene, playing for free in Washington Square Park on weekends.

Brickman also took a number of showbiz jobs: he penned special material for “Candid Camera,” then he won an Emmy for his work on the “Dick Cavett Show.” Through Cavett, Brickman became acquainted with Woody Allen. In the 1970s, Brickman would collaborate on the scripts of some of Allen’s best films, including “Sleeper” and “Manhattan.” In 1977, Brickman and Allen shared an Oscar for the screenplay of “Annie Hall.”

Following the success of Jersey Boys, Brickman and co-writer Rick Elice are currently working on several projects, including musicalizations of “Father of the Bride” and “The Addams Family.”



    Comment by THEA — August 27, 2007 @ 9:45 am

  2. Yes, like Thea said, thank you for Jersey Boys- but also for two great movies… Annie Hall and Manhattan. I frequently recommend those movies still today. (I think it’s time to sit down with some popcorn and revisit them.)

    Comment by Audrey — August 27, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

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