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Ron Clark (writer)

Ron Clark is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is best known for several plays that he co-wrote with Sam Bobrick and for co-writing the screenplays for the films Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Life Stinks with Mel Brooks.

Ron Clark
BornMontreal, Canada
OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter
GenreFiction, comedy


Clark began his career writing for TV during the '60s, including such shows as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Danny Kaye Show. He wrote plays in the '70s with fellow writer Sam Bobrick. Their first play, Norman, Is That You?, premiered on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on February 19, 1970.[1] The two men went on to write several more plays together, including No Hard Feelings (1973), Murder at the Howard Johnson's (1979), and Wally's Cafe (1981).

Clark remained active in writing for television and film up through the early 1990s. His many television credits include That Girl (1970), Silver Spoons (1985–1987), and Moonlighting (1989), among others.

He also co-wrote the screenplays to the films Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), and Life Stinks (1991).




  1. ^ Barnes, Clive (February 20, 1970). "The Theater: Premiere of 'Norman, Is That You?'; Homosexual Comedy Is Staged by Abbott Cast Headed by Jacobi and Miss Stapleton". The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2009.

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