Babaloo Mandel

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Babaloo Mandel
Born (1949-11-13) November 13, 1949 (age 68)
New York City, United States
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Denise Madelyn Horn (1974–present; 6 children)

Marc "Babaloo" Mandel (born October 13, 1949) is an American screenwriter. After writing for television episodes, he also began writing feature films.

Early life

Mandel was born in New York City, the son of a taxi driver.[1][2]


His writing credits include the television series Happy Days and the movie Night Shift and Splash.

He is the long-time writing partner of Lowell Ganz. Mandel and Ganz were featured in The Dialogue interview series. In the 90-minute interview with producer Mike DeLuca, Ganz and Mandel discuss their 40-year partnership as it evolved from television to feature films.

Personal life

With his wife, Denise Madelyn (Horn), whom he married in 1974, he has six children, including a set of triplets.[3][4]



  1. "Babaloo Mandel". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. Babaloo Mandel at
  3. Reed, J.D. (October 19, 1992). "Mr. Saturday Night's Writers: Funny All Week". People. 38 (16). Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. "Babaloo Mandel Biography (1949–)". October 13, 1949. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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