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Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine October 18, 1952) is an American television writer, director, producer and composer. Lorre has created many hit sitcoms including Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also served as an executive producer of Roseanne and currently serves as an executive producer for Mike & Molly. Lorre was born as Charles Michael Levine to a Jewish family. Lorre attended State University of New York at Potsdam, dropping out after two years to pursue a career as a songwriter. After leaving school, Lorre toured the United States as a guitarist and songwriter. He wrote Deborah Harry's radio hit single "French Kissin' in the USA" for her 1986 Rockbird album. Lorre also composed the soundtrack to the 1987 television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Dennis Challen Brown. Lorre shifted into writing, being a writer on the show Roseanne. Lorre's first show as creator was the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire, starring comedienne Brett Butler. It premiered on ABC in 1993, and was nominated at the 52nd Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Lorre's next project was the sitcom Cybill,

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