BiographyBaltimore, Maryland, USA
Robert Pirosh enjoyed a lengthy Hollywood career which began when he was signed by MGM, along with fellow newcomer George Seaton , as a contributing writer in 1934. His most notable success was garnering the Academy Award for his screenplay of Battleground (1949), a motion picture based on the Second World War Battle of the Bulge in which he had himself participated as a Master Sergeant with the 35th Division. Read more... directed - and madcap comedy, most notably his contribution to the classic Marx Brothers farce A Day at the Races (1937). Some of Groucho's funniest lines are attributable to Pirosh who also became the comedian's lifelong friend. From the late 1950's,Pirosh became involved in writing television scripts, including the pilot episodes for Laramie (1959) and Combat! (1962). Towards the end of his career he taught writing at the University of Southern California.