Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist born in 1945. Bergman graduated from Binghamton University. He wrote the original screenplay for Mel Brooks’s classic “Blazing Saddles”, and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state. Since then, he has written or co-written the cult classics “The In-Laws”, “Fletch”, and “Soapdish”, and written and directed “The Freshman”, “Honeymoon in Vegas” and “It Could Happen To You”. He has written four novels–”The Big Kiss-Off of 1944.” “Hollywood and LeVine,” “Tender Is LeVine,” and “Sleepless Nights,” as well the successful Broadway comedy “Social Security.”
In 2007, he received the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing from the Writers Guild of America East.