Max Liebman

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Vienna, Austria-Hungary, now Austria
Max Liebman (1902-1981) was a producer, director and composer who worked on Broadway but is best known for having created the TV variety show Your Show of Shows (1950) that made Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca stars and helped launch the careers of Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray and the writers Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and Mel Tolkin.

Liebman had made his Broadway debut in 1936, writing sketches for "The Illustrators' Show", a flop that only lasted five performances. Read more...