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Jenna McMahon (1925–2015)

Jenna McMahon was born on May 24, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Mary Virginia Skinner. She was a writer and producer, known for The Carol Burnett Show (1967), Soap (1977) and The Twilight Zone (1959). She was married to James Holden. She died on March 2, 2015 in Monterey, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1973-1978)
Soap Writer
(1980-1981)
(1960)
Mama's Family Writer
(1983-1990)

Filmography

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 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) ... (creator)
 1994 De Sylvia Millecam Show (TV Series) (original script - 1 episode)
- De Kneus ... (original script - uncredited)
  Mama's Family (TV Series) (created by - 130 episodes, 1983 - 1990) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1983) (written by - 2 episodes, 1983)
- Bye Bye Baby (1990) ... (creator)
- There Is Nothing Like the Dames (1990) ... (creator)
- Look Who's Breathing (1990) ... (creator)
- Guess Who's Going to Dinner (1990) ... (creator)
- Pinup Mama (1990) ... (creator)
  It's a Living (TV Series) (created by - 120 episodes, 1980 - 1989) (story - 1 episode, 1980)
- The Sonny and Dot Show (1989) ... (creator)
- A Very Special It's a Living (1989) ... (creator)
- Matchmaker, Matchmaker (1989) ... (creator)
- My Little Red Book (1989) ... (creator)
- The Dark at the Top of the Top (1989) ... (creator)
 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (created by - 201 episodes)
- The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) ... (creator)
- The Beginning of the End (1988) ... (creator)
- Big Apple Blues (1988) ... (creator)
- On the Edge (1988) ... (creator)
- Present Imperfect (1988) ... (creator)
 1988 Webster (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Basketball Blues (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin (TV Special)
 1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV Movie) (creator - uncredited)
  Soap (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1980) (story - 6 episodes, 1981) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1981)
- Episode #4.13 (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Episode #4.12 (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Episode #4.11 (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Episode #4.10 (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Episode #4.9 (1981) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1980 Flo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Homecoming (1980) ... (written by)
 1979 Carol Burnett & Company (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- The Girls School (1979) ... (story by)
 1973-1978 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (writer - 120 episodes)
- A Special Evening with Carol Burnett (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #11.23 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #11.22 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #11.21 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #11.20 (1978) ... (writer)
 1977 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Special) (written by)
 1974 Maude (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Walter's Dream (1974) ... (teleplay by)
 1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Commercial Housewives (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Remembrance of Things Past (1973) ... (written by)
- My Brother's Keeper (1973) ... (written by)
- The Care and Feeding of Parents (1972) ... (written by)
- Feeb (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 How to Handle a Woman (TV Movie)
 1972 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mom, I L-L-Love You (1972) ... (written by)
 1969 The Rehearsal (Short)
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