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Karyl Geld Miller

Karyl Geld Miller is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and political cartoonist and commentator. Her Emmy was for Best Writing for the TV special Lily, starring Lily Tomlin and featuring Richard Pryor. That script and the script for the previous years' Tomlin special were both nominated for the Best Written Variety Script award by the Writers Guild of America. "Lily" also won the Best Writing award from The American Academy of Humor, and Rolling Stone Magazine gave the show its TV Show of the Year award. Miller's sitcom writing and producing credits are extensive. See Since 2006 Ms. Miller's political cartoons under the headings "Beyond the Palin," and "American 'Toon," have appeared in the Writers Guild "On the Line" newspaper, The Writers Guild "Written By" Magazine, Direct Weekly Ezine for Democrats, San Diego City Beat newspaper and on the web at Her comic strip "Plan B" and be found at She is currently President of the Southern California Cartoonists Society, the San Diego Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. Highlights of Miller's TV career include The Cosby Show where Miller was one of the staff of four who completed the pilot and wrote the first 13 shows of this enormous hit. She was supervising producer and a writer on My Sister Sam, starring Pam Dawber and the late Rebecca Schaeffer. As Karyl Geld, she wrote episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, Erma Bombeck's Maggie, Kate and Allie, Love, Sidney starring Tony Randall, Diff'rent Strokes, Barney Miller, The Bob Newhart Show, Cher, and many more. She and Richard Pryor co-wrote an episode of Sanford and Son, and she was among the writers for Foley Square starring Margaret Colin.

Awards by Karyl Geld Miller

Check all the awards nominated and won by Karyl Geld Miller.


Primetime Emmy Award for Best Writing In Comedy-Variety, Variety Or Music
Honored for : Lily

Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Writing In Comedy-Variety, Variety Or Music Lily


Nominations 1973 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement - Comedy, Variety or Music The Lily Tomlin Show