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Name:  Les Roberts  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois

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Les was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Though he was already writing at just six years old, he began his career as an actor in Chicago and doing summer stock in Taos, New Mexico. He then moved on to New York, where his writing began to overtake his acting career. He wrote for such classics as Candid Camera and The Jackie Gleason Show.


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