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Robert Orben

Born: 4-Mar-1927
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prolific jokewriter

Once a script writer for Jack Paar's show (1962-63) Red Skelton's show (1964-70), has also written for Dick Gregory (six years), and was a speechwriter for President Gerald Ford in 1973-77.

    White House Speechwriter (1973-77)

Author of books:
The Complete Comedian's Encyclopedia (1946)
The Encyclopedia of Patter (1946)
Patter Parade (1947)
Comedy Caravan (1949)
Comedy Technique (1951)
Classified Comedy: The Latest Patter Book Sensation (1951)
The Professional Comedian's Source Book (1952)
Laugh Package (1953)
M.C. Bits (1953)
Blue Ribbon Comedy (1954)
Tag-Lines (1954)
Sight Bits (1954)
Bits of BOFFs and Banter (1954)
The Exclusive Comedy File (1955)
Rapid-Fire Comedy (1955)
The Working Commedian's Gag File (1956)
The Emcee's Handbook (1956)
Screamline Comedy (1957)
Big, Big Laughs (1963)
333 Belly Laughs (1964)
2000 New Laughs for Speakers: The Ad-Libber's Handbook (1979)

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