Robert Orben

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'''Robert Orben''' (born March 4, 1927) is best known as an American professional comedy writer, though he also worked as a speechwriter for Gerald R. Ford and as a magician. He has written multiple books on comedy, mostly collections of gags and "one-liners" originally written for his newsletter, Orben's Current Comedy, and he has also written books for magicians.
  
 
By the early 1950's, Orben had teamed with [[Channing Pollock]] and [[Ricki Dunn]].  
 
By the early 1950's, Orben had teamed with [[Channing Pollock]] and [[Ricki Dunn]].  
  
Author of patter books for magic.
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Later, Orben moved into politics, and in 1973 he became head speechwriter to Vice President Gerald R. Ford. When Ford succeeded to the Presidency in August, 1974, Orben became his speechwriter. In January 1976 he was appointed Special Assistant to President Ford and Director of the White House Speechwriting Department.
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
 
* The Encyclopedia of Patter (1946)
 
* The Encyclopedia of Patter (1946)
 
* Patter for Standard Tricks (1950)
 
* Patter for Standard Tricks (1950)
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* Ad-Libs (1952)
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* M.C. Bits (1953)
 
* Crack Comedy (1955)
 
* Crack Comedy (1955)
 
* Spotlight on Comedy (1960)
 
* Spotlight on Comedy (1960)
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==References==
 
==References==
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* Photo [[Genii 1953 March]]
 
* Photo [[Genii 1953 March]]
 
* Spotlight [[Genii 1994 March]]
 
* Spotlight [[Genii 1994 March]]

Revision as of 21:11, 15 January 2012

Robert Orben
BornMarch 04, 1927
New York City

Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927) is best known as an American professional comedy writer, though he also worked as a speechwriter for Gerald R. Ford and as a magician. He has written multiple books on comedy, mostly collections of gags and "one-liners" originally written for his newsletter, Orben's Current Comedy, and he has also written books for magicians.

By the early 1950's, Orben had teamed with Channing Pollock and Ricki Dunn.

Later, Orben moved into politics, and in 1973 he became head speechwriter to Vice President Gerald R. Ford. When Ford succeeded to the Presidency in August, 1974, Orben became his speechwriter. In January 1976 he was appointed Special Assistant to President Ford and Director of the White House Speechwriting Department.

Books

  • The Encyclopedia of Patter (1946)
  • Patter for Standard Tricks (1950)
  • Ad-Libs (1952)
  • M.C. Bits (1953)
  • Crack Comedy (1955)
  • Spotlight on Comedy (1960)
  • Current Comedy (1964)

References

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