|Birthplace:||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Deathplace:||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|American television producer, comedy writer|
|Series involved with:||Good Times|
|Job on series||Producer/Execuive Producer, 87 episodes, Seasons 1-3|
Writer/Co-writer, 9 episodes, Seasons 1-4
Allan Manings (March 28, 1924 – May 12, 2010) was an American television producer and comedy writer. He was active in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and was best known for his work in co-creating with his wife, actress Whitney Blake, One Day at a Time, as well as serving as producer (and later executive producer) of the Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear Tandem show, Good Times, for which he served in that capacity from the show's pilot "Too Old Blues" at the beginning of Season 1 until the end of Season 3, with the season finale episode "Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 2". He also wrote or co-wrote a total of seven episodes, writing the teleplay for four.
Manings was born in Newark, NJ to a Jewish famiy, and was raised in Staten Island, NY. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. After completing his military service, he went to college on the GI Bill as one of the first men to attend the newly coeducational Sarah Lawrence College. Manings felt uneasy during the McCarthyist period, during which time several friends were blacklisted, and moved to Canada until the early 1960s.
Writers Guild of America ServiceEdit
Manings was elected vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West from 1975 to 1977 and also served as a member of its Board of Directors from 1977 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1992. He ran unsuccessfully for president of the Guild in 1991 and was a recipient of the Morgan Cox Award for service to the Guild, which he received in 1997.
- Allan Manings, an American Film Institute Seminar on His Work, by Allan Manings, Microfilming Corp. of America, ASIN B0007B6UF6, February 14, 1977.
- When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952–1967 , by Paul Rutherford, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-6647-X pg.89, 1990.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 McLellan, Dennis. "Allan Manings dies at 86; TV comedy writer and co-creator of One Day at a Time", Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2010.
- ↑ IMDb profile
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Robbins, Liz. "Allan Manings, Writer and Creator of Television Shows, Dies at 86", The New York Times, May 22, 2010. Accessed June 2, 2010.
- ↑ Finke, Nikki. "R.I.P. Allan Manings", Deadline.com, May 17, 2010.
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