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Lorenzo Music

 

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Filmography

Writer

Awards & Nominations

 
     

Date of Birth:

  May 2, 1937

Place of Birth:

  Brooklyn, NY

Died:

  August 4, 2001

Spouse:

  Henrietta Music

Children:

  4

Famed voice actor best known as the voice of Garfield the Cat and Carlton the doorman on "Rhoda."  Lorenzo was born Gerald David Music in Brooklyn, though he grew up in Duluth, Minnesota.  Much later, he attended the University of Minnesota there and became enormously active in the school's Theatre Arts classes and community.  He also became enormously active with a lovely female drama student named Henrietta.  Together, they started a comedy act that lasted eight years and a life partnership that continued indefinitely, through four children. 

In 1967, he switched from performing to writing when he joined the staff of the legendary Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS although he managed to occasionally sneak onto camera, often with his banjo or ukulele.  The show's writers won Emmys in 1969 but Lorenzo decided that variety shows were dying out and that he'd better drum up some credits in situation comedy.

To that end, he and his partner, David Davis, accepted a low-level staff position on a new sitcom called The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  By the second season, they were story editors on what would be hailed as one of the all-time greatest television comedies and were charged by the production company, MTM, with creating a new series for comedian Bob Newhart.

Lorenzo co-created, produced and wrote for his third "TV classic" in a row when he and Davis concocted The Bob Newhart Show, featuring Dr. Robert Hartley and his odd style of psychiatrics. And Lorenzo and Harriet composed the show's theme song.

Their next project was to develop and produce Rhoda, a spin-off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  It was on this series that Lorenzo returned to performing, supplying the voice of the unseen, perpetually inebriated doorman, Carlton.    ~ Mark Evanier

     

 

Filmography

 

 

Photo  /  Video

 

Year

 

TV -  Film  -  Talk Show


     

2001

 

"Biography"

 - Bob Newhart: the Last Sane Man"

     

1996

 

"The Drew Carey Show"

 - There Is No Scientific Name for a Show About God

     

1991

 

"Darkwing Duck"

     

1991

 

"Garfield Gets a Life"

     

1990

 

"Garfield's Feline Fantasies"

     

1990

 

"TaleSpin"

 - The time Bandit

     

1990

 

"Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue"

     

1989

 

"Garfield's Thanksgiving"

     

1989

 

"Garfield's Babes and Bullets"

     

1988

 

"Garfield:  His 9 Lives"

     

1988

 

"Garfield and Friends"

     

1988

 

"Fantastic Max"

     

1987

 

"A Garfield Christmas Special"

     

1987

 

"Garfield Goes Hollywood"

     

1986

 

"The Real Ghost Busters"

 - 12 Episodes

     

1986

 

"Fluppy Dogs"

     

1986

 

"Garfield in Paradise"

     

1986

 

"The Adventures of the American Rabbit"

     

1985

 

"Garfield in Disguise"

     

1985

 

"The Gummi Bears"

 - 10 Episodes

     

1984

 

"Garfield in the Rough"

     

1983

 

"Garfield on the Town"

     

1983

 

"Twice Upon a Time"

     

1982

 

"Here Comes Garfield"

     

1982

 

"Pac-Man"

     

1980

 

"Oh Heavenly Dog"

     

1980

 

"Carlton Your Doorman"

     

1976

 

"Nickelodeon"

     

1976

 

"The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music show"

     

1974

 

"Rhoda"

     

1967

 

"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

     

1962

 

"The Jetsons"

           
 

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Writer

           
 

1983

  "Garfield on the Town"   Television
           
 

1980

  "Carlton Your Doorman"   Television
           
 

1976

  "The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show"   Television
           
 

1974 - 1978

  "Rhoda"   Television
           
 

1972 - 1974

 

"The Bob Newhart Show"

 - 44 Episodes

  Television
           
 

1970 - 1972

 

"Mary Tyler Moore"

 - 35 Episodes

  Television
           
 

1970 - 1971

 

"Love, American Style"

  Television
           
 

1967

 

"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

  Television
           

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Awards and Nominations

Emmy Awards

 

1980

Won

Outstanding Animated Program

"Carlton Your Doorman"

Shared with:  Barton Dean

       

 

1975

Nominated

Outstanding  Comedy Series

"Rhoda"

Shared with:  James L. Brooks

Allan Burns

David Davis

       

 

1969

Nominated

Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music

"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

Shared with:  Allan Blye

Bob Einstein

Murray Roman

Carl Gottlieb

Steve Martin

Cecil Tuck

Paul Wayne

Cy Howard

Mason Williams

       

 

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