Bob Booker is a writer, producer, and director of television. He has also written and produced comedy albums. The collection
consists of photocopies of television scripts such as
NBC Follies and
Out of This World. Additionally there are a small number of commercially released comedy albums including the Grammy-winning
The First Family.
Bob Booker is best known as a writer, producer, and director of television. In 1966, he began working on
The Garry Moore Show during it last season. He went into feature films for a few years, returning to television in 1972 working on the series
The David Steinberg Show. That same year, he did a television pilot for
The NBC Follies, which culminated into a 13 episode series. In the mid-1970s, he partnered with Burt Reynolds and produced two network pilot
Cotton Club '75 and
The Wayne Newton Special. During this time, he also worked on a Monte Hall special,
Monte Hall at Seaworld as well as the specials
Opryland USA, and
Charo. Over the next several years, Booker continued to create pilots and specials that included
The Clifton Davis Show, and
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Later, in 1977, Paramount hired him to create television specials that would promote their feature film releases. In the
late 1970s and early 1980s, he did a series of television specials that included
The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter. In 1984, Booker returned to creating television series, starting with
Foul-Ups, Bleeps, & Blunders. In 1987, his pilot for
Out of This World was bought by NBC, and the series aired for four years. He has also written and produced comedy albums such as
The First Family, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1962.
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