Some of the best known television shows of the 1960s and 1970s featured a young woman by the name of Peggy Elliott in their writing credits. Writing for television situation comedy for 20 years, her work included season and episode scripts for That Girl; Love, American Style; Happy Days; The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; and The Odd Couple. She was the only young woman in the boys’ club at the age of 23, but learned from experts in the industry. That Girl was the first sitcom about a young, single woman, and Peggy’s work on The Odd Couple earned her a place on the Writers Guild of America list of the 100 best comedy scripts for television.
Join us for a virtual evening with Peggy as she share clips from these shows and stories about her time in the television industry.
Join us on LIVESTREAM at 5:30 on Thursday, June 25, to hear her stories. The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
Peggy Elliott Goldwyn is an author, writer for television and film, and documentary producer. She moved to Idaho in 2004 and has been active in the community ever since. For three years she produced Our Movable Feast for The Community Library, and she has served on the Boards of The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Abuse, The Wood River Women’s Foundation, and, currently, the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. She is a founding member of The International Women’s Forum-Idaho, and received IWF’s national “Women Who Make a Difference” award. She has presented The Family of Woman Film Festival for the past 12 years in Sun Valley and Boise in support of the United Nations Population Fund, on whose board she serves. In this capacity, she has led several delegations to Sub-Saharan African countries, and also serves on the Advisory Boards of non-profits in Rwanda and South Africa. A Small Part of History, her first novel, was originally published in Great Britain, where she resides part-time.