Al Boasberg


Birthday December 5, 1891

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Jul 18, 1937 (45)

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Comedy writer, most remembered for his screenplays including A Day at the Races, 1931's Cracked Nuts, and 1926's The General.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in New York.


He was one of the first "script doctors," earning some $1,000 each week.

Family Life

He died of a heart attack at the young age of forty-four.

Associated With

He wrote material for the famed comedian Jack Benny and helped to make Benny a radio star.