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Clark Gesner (1938–2002)

Composer, songwriter and author, educated at Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts). He wrote three Triangle shows, and songs for the Julius Monk revues "Baker's Dozen" and "Bits and Pieces". Joining ASCAP in 1962, his popular-song compositions included "14 Hours and 37 Minutes", "A Funny Way to Spend the Day", "The Peanut Butter Affair", "... See full bio »

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Diva Soundtrack
Mister Mayor Composer


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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (779 episodes)
- 129B (1977)
- 128B (1977)
- 127B (1977)
- 126B (1977)
- 125B (1977)
 1964 Mister Mayor (TV Series)
 1955 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
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 1985 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1975 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1975)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
 1973 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (book)
 1967 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Interrupt This Season (1967) ... (writer)
 1964 Mister Mayor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
  Diva (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- A Prairie Home Companion (2010) ... (lyrics: "Happiness") / (music: "Happiness")
 1999 The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Happiness")
 1990 You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Suppertime")
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (writer: "Happiness")
 1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.2 (1968) ... (writer: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", "Happiness" - uncredited)
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 2000 Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (TV Movie documentary) (composer: songs "Suppertime", "Happiness")

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His musical, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Peter Platten, Trip Plymale, George Ryland, Don Porter, Carol Ann Ziske and Merry Flershent in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. See more »

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