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Bruce Vilanch
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Vilanch in 2008
Born November 23, 1948 (1948-11-23) (age 73)
Occupation Writer, songwriter, actor
Years active 1974–present

Bruce Vilanch (born November 23, 1948) is an American comedian, songwriter and actor. He is best known for his four-years on Hollywood Squares, as a celebrity participant and head writer for the show. He is has won an Emmy Award six times. Since 2000, he has been the head writer for the Oscars, after being an Oscar program co-writer for the previous ten years. He is also a featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys and Emmys.

Vilanch was born in New York City, New York and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. He was adopted when he was four days old. He was raised in a Jewish family. He studied at the Ohio State University (OSU). He is openly gay.

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