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Jess Oppenheimer

  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California
  • Birthday: November 11
Date of passing: 
December 27, 1988

Jess Oppenheimer was an American radio and television writer, producer, and director. He was the producer and head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy.

Lucille Ball called Oppenheimer "the brains" behind I Love Lucy. As series creator, producer, and head writer, "Jess was the creative force behind the 'Lucy' show," according to I Love Lucy director William Asher. "He was the field general. Jess presided over all the meetings, and ran the whole show. He was very sharp."

Oppenheimer is memorialized in the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York

Jess Oppenheimer was an American radio and television writer, producer, and director. He was the producer and head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy.

Lucille Ball called Oppenheimer "the brains" behind I Love Lucy. As series creator, producer, and head writer, "Jess was the creative force behind the 'Lucy' show," according to I Love Lucy director William Asher. "He was the field general. Jess presided over all the meetings, and ran the whole show. He was very sharp."

Oppenheimer is memorialized in the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

7 Nominations 2 Emmys

BEST COMEDY WRITING - 1956

BEST WRITTEN COMEDY MATERIAL - 1955

BEST SITUATION COMEDY SERIES - 1955

BEST SITUATION COMEDY - 1954

BEST SITUATION COMEDY - 1953

BEST COMEDY SHOW - 1952

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