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Meet Gene Perret [43002]

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Eugene R. (Gene) Perret, one of Hollywood’s best-known comedy writers, has worked with Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Phyllis Diller, Bill Cosby and many others.

            In 1969, following a long-range stint as a monologue writer for Phyllis Diller’s one-hour variety show, he joined the Jim Nabors Show writing staff, became a member of Bob Hope’s regular writing staff, and later became head writer for Laugh-In and The New Bill Cosby Show.

            During five seasons with The Carol Burnett Show, Gene picked up three Emmy Awards for outstanding comedy writing and a Writer’s Guild Award which is voted yearly by the writers themselves.

            Moving into producing with his partner, Bill Richmond, Perret spend a season with Welcome Back, Kotter and another with the then-#1 rated show on TV, Three’s Company before helping launch The Tim Conway Show as producer and head writer.

            Gene first book Hit or Miss Management was published last year. Despite his many honors, Gene is proudest of his work with young writers. Through magazine articles and correspondence, he’s helped launch many new writing careers.