BiographyThe Bronx, New York, USA
A lawyer who never practiced, Perrin landed a job in the Warner Bros. publicity department in 1930. In 1931, he made his way into Groucho Marx's dressing room with a forged letter from Moss Hart. Marx was so impressed with Perrin's talent, he arranged for him to be hired by Paramount for the film "Monkey Business". For this reason, Perrin credited Groucho for bringing him to Hollywood and giving him his first professional job as a gag writer. During the late 1930s Perrin produced for Columbia Pictures, moving to MGM in the mid-1940s. Read more... such shows as "The Red Skelton Show" and "Death Valley Days." He also produced and was head writer for The Addams Family (1964) series from 1964-1966. In 1977, Perrin served at temporary conservator for the Groucho Marx estate and helped reunite Mar with his estranged children.