Laurence Marks (born August 23, 1915 in Long Island, New York– died January 1, 1993, in Hollywood, California) was an American writer for radio and television shows including Hogan's Heroes and M*A*S*H. He received an award from the Writers Gould of America. Marks was raised in Atlanic City, New Jersey. He graduated from Kellogg College in Michigan.
Upon graduation from college he started writing for radio comedy series, such as Duffy's Tavern and The Fred Allen Show. Marks first wrote for the television series, Studio One in 1948. He then wrote for, besides Hogan's Heroes, Perry Mason, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Flying Nun, The Doris Day Show, M*A*S*H and The Paul Lynde Show. Aces Up would be the last show he would write for. Marks also wrote an unsold CBS sitcom pilot, Ready and Willing, which was to be a spoof of the crime drama, Dragnet.
|1957||The Danny Thomas Show||Writer, 1 episode|
|1957–1958||Perry Mason||Teleplay, 3 episodes|
|1959–1960||The Betty Hutton Show||Writer, 3 episodes|
|1962||Margie (TV series)||Writer, 1 episode|
|1963–1964||The New Phil Silvers Show||Script consultant, 30 episodes|
|1965–1968||Hogan's Heroes||Writer, 68 episodes|
|1966||the Donna Reed Show||Writer, 1 episode|
|1969||The Flying Nun||Writer, 1 episode|
|1971||The Partners||Writer, 2 episodes|
|1971–1973||The Doris Day Show||Writer, 15 episode|
|1972–1978||M*A*S*H||Writer, 28 episodes|
|1975||Doc (TV series)||Producer, unknown episodes|
|1977–1978||Fish||Writer, 2 episodes|
- ↑ Laurence Marks; Radio, Television Writer, Born on Long Island, N.Y., Marks wrote for radio in New York before coming to California in the early 1940s. In Los Angeles, he wrote for many television programs, including "The Jack Paar Show," "The Donna Reed Show," "Hogan's Heroes" and "MASH." ... Marks had been honored during his career by the Writers Guild of America. ... Los Angeles Times obituary, January 7, 1993 first accessed 2009-05-21.
- ↑ Mike Sacks, And Here's the Kicker, p. 326.