"I never wrote early. I never wrote on time. Until it was almost too late, I never wrote anything. Bob Hope once said: 'if Mort Lachman could ever write one day ahead of time, he would own the world.'"
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, Mort Lachman (1918-2009) talks about his early years becoming a writer in network radio for Eddie Cantor and Bob Hope. He describes in detail, working as a writer, and later head writer/ director/ producer on the Bob Hope Television Special s. He vividly recalls Bob Hope's topical humor and gift for ad libbing. He speaks about his work as a writer for several Ralph Edwards series. He also describes his work as a producer and writer on All in the Family (for which he won an Emmy Award),Archie Bunker's Place, One Day at a Time, Sanford, Gimme a Break, Kate & Allie and Bagdad Café. Jeff Abraham conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on January 26, 2004.