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Austin "Rocky" Kalish

  • Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
  • Birthday: February 03
Date of passing: 
October 05, 2016

Austin “Rocky” Kalish was a prolific writer and producer best known for his work on the comedy series All in the Family, Maude and Gilligan’s Island. Over the course of his career, he partnered with his wife Irma on hundreds of episodes of television.

His other TV credits included the classic series Good Times, The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Gidget, My Favorite Martian, That Girl, The Flying Nun, Family Affair, My Three Sons, The Bob Newhart Show, Too Close for Comfort and The Facts of Life.

Kalish worked on one feature film, 1975’s Keep Off My Grass!, in addition to several telefilms: The Supercops, Mason, Rendezvous Hotel, America 2100 and Kangaroos in the Kitchen.

Austin “Rocky” Kalish was a prolific writer and producer best known for his work on the comedy series All in the Family, Maude and Gilligan’s Island. Over the course of his career, he partnered with his wife Irma on hundreds of episodes of television.

His other TV credits included the classic series Good Times, The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Gidget, My Favorite Martian, That Girl, The Flying Nun, Family Affair, My Three Sons, The Bob Newhart Show, Too Close for Comfort and The Facts of Life.

Kalish worked on one feature film, 1975’s Keep Off My Grass!, in addition to several telefilms: The Supercops, Mason, Rendezvous Hotel, America 2100 and Kangaroos in the Kitchen.

He got his start in entertainment in 1950, when he and his wife moved to Los Angeles and began working on radio scripts for the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show.

Kalish died October 5, 2016, in Woodland Hills, California. He was 95.

 

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