Allan Manings was a television comedy writer and producer who created the situation comedy
One Day at a Time with his late wife, actress Whitney Blake. The collection consists of script materials related to Manings' career. Notably
absent from the collection are materials related to
One Day at a Time.
Allan Manings was born in Newark on March 28, 1924, and grew up on Staten Island. He served in the Pacific during World War
II and was in the first group of men to enroll at Sarah Lawrence College, in 1946, as part of the G.I. Bill. During the McCarthy
era, Manings moved to Canada until the early 1960s. He wrote scripts for shows like
Leave It to Beaver and Rowan and Martin's
Laugh-In; he won an Emmy for his work on
Laugh-In. Manings and his wife, the actress Whitney Blake developed the television series
One Day at a Time for Norman Lear's production company. He was a former board member and vice president of the Writers Guild of America West.
Allan Manings died on May 12 in Los Angeles, CA.
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