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Nat Hiken est un Réalisateur et Scénariste Américain né le 23 juin 1914 à Chicago (Etats-Unis)

Nat Hiken

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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 23 juin 1914 à Chicago (Etats-Unis)
Mort 7 décembre 1968 (à 54 ans)
Récompenses Emmy Award

Nat Hiken est un scénariste, réalisateur et producteur américain né le 23 juin 1914 à Chicago, Illinois (États-Unis), décédé le 7 décembre 1968 à Brentwood (États-Unis).

Biographie

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hiken worked for Warner Bros. as a screenwriter beginning in 1940 for the studio's short-subject films. Hiken is best known for a number of popular TV series during the 1950s and 1960s, including Car 54, Where Are You? and The Phil Silvers Show, a situation comedy set on a US Army post in which Silvers played Sergeant Ernest G. "Ernie" Bilko; the show was also often referred to as Sgt. Bilko, but Hiken originally titled it You'll Never Get Rich.

Hiken was one of TV's first writer-producers, and he had begun originally in radio by writing for Fred Allen's hit radio show and as the head writer for NBC's Four Star Revue. He moved from radio to TV as a writer for Milton Berle's radio show, which preceded his legendary TV variety show Texaco Star Theater. As a writer for Car 54, Where Are You? and the The Phil Silvers Show, he exhibited a comic flair, and his capacity for spoofing such entities as the United States Army, the U.S. government, and police forces was exceptional. TV historians attest to Hiken's talent to create zany but lovable characters and also to his ability to draw strong comedic performances from such unlikely celebrities as boxer Rocky Graziano on NBC's The Martha Raye Show.

As a producer, Hiken also had an eye for spotting new talent. He is credited with discovering, and advancing the TV careers of, such future stars as Fred Gwynne (1955), Alan Alda (1958) (both made their TV debuts on The Phil Silvers Show), and Dick Van Dyke (1958). A television pioneer, Hiken worked with Mel Brooks and Woody Allen throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Hiken won eight Emmy Awards and wrote material for Milton Berle, Bette Davis, Carol Burnett, and Lucille Ball. Larry David, in DVD extras to season 1 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, has spoken about his love of the Bilko series.

Hiken also displayed his musical talent by working with composers George Bassman and Gordon Jenkins on music and theme songs for TV series, and among the songs Hiken himself wrote and composed are "Close to Me," "Irving," and "Fugitive from Fifth Avenue." He also wrote and composed the theme song and music for the TV series, Car 54, Where Are You?

Hiken's career, talents, and contributions to the early years of commercial radio and TV are documented in the book King of the Half Hour: Nat Hiken and the Golden Age of TV Comedy, written by David Everitt and published by Syracuse University Press in 2001.

Hiken's career was cut short when he died of a heart attack on December 7, 1968 in Brentwood, California at the age of 54. His last project was the Don Knotts comedy The Love God?, released the year following Hiken's death.

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Billy Sands
Billy Sands
(1 films)
Helen Colvig
Helen Colvig
(1 films)
Bob Hastings
Bob Hastings
(1 films)
Darlene Love
Darlene Love
(1 films)
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Réalisateur

The Love God?, 1h41
Réalisé par Nat Hiken
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien, James Gregory, Maureen Arthur, Maggie Peterson
Note63% 3.1981253.1981253.1981253.1981253.198125
Abner Peacock's beloved bird-watcher's magazine, The Peacock, is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on a new partner, Osborn Tremain (Edmond O'Brien), who has an agenda of his own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine, which he can only do by taking over Abner's, since he has been convicted too often of sending obscene material through the mails.

Scénariste

Sergent Bilko, 1h33
Réalisé par Jonathan Lynn
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Bidasses
Acteurs Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly, John Marshall Jones, Pamela Adlon
Note58% 2.9001552.9001552.9001552.9001552.900155
Le sergent Ernest G. Bilko, du régiment de Fort Baxter, n'a rien à faire du règlement militaire. Pour lui l'armée n'est qu'une façade, et lorsque personne ne regarde, le joueur invétéré qu'il est, refait surface. De ce fait, ces hommes sont plus aguerris aux jeux de cartes, de roulette et autres paris, qu'à la bonne marche d'un bataillon. Cela même au nez de son Colonel qui ne voit vraiment rien des magouilles de ce sergent indigne de porter l’uniforme. Mais le jour où Fort Baxter est menacé de fermeture, Bilko devra user de tous ses talents afin de sauver le Fort.
The Love God?, 1h41
Réalisé par Nat Hiken
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien, James Gregory, Maureen Arthur, Maggie Peterson
Note63% 3.1981253.1981253.1981253.1981253.198125
Abner Peacock's beloved bird-watcher's magazine, The Peacock, is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on a new partner, Osborn Tremain (Edmond O'Brien), who has an agenda of his own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine, which he can only do by taking over Abner's, since he has been convicted too often of sending obscene material through the mails.