Jess Oppenheimer

Jess Oppenheimer

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: November 11, 1913
Date of Passing: December 27, 1988
Birthplace: San Francisco, California

Jess Oppenheimer was an American radio and television writer, producer, and director. He was the producer and head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy.

Lucille Ball called Oppenheimer "the brains" behind I Love Lucy. As series creator, producer, and head writer, "Jess was the creative force behind the 'Lucy' show," according to I Love Lucy director William Asher. "He was the field general. Jess presided over all the meetings, and ran the whole show. He was very sharp."

Oppenheimer is memorialized in the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York

Jess Oppenheimer was an American radio and television writer, producer, and director. He was the producer and head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy.

Lucille Ball called Oppenheimer "the brains" behind I Love Lucy. As series creator, producer, and head writer, "Jess was the creative force behind the 'Lucy' show," according to I Love Lucy director William Asher. "He was the field general. Jess presided over all the meetings, and ran the whole show. He was very sharp."

Oppenheimer is memorialized in the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 2 Emmys
BEST COMEDY WRITING - 1956
BEST SITUATION COMEDY SERIES - 1955
BEST WRITTEN COMEDY MATERIAL - 1955
BEST SITUATION COMEDY - 1954
BEST SITUATION COMEDY - 1953
BEST COMEDY SHOW - 1952
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