Larry Gelbart Obituary


Larry Gelbart dies at 81; ‘MASH’ writer


Larry Gelbart

Los Angeles Times /Larry Gelbart “had class, he had wit, he had style and grace. He was a marvelous writer who could do more with words than anybody I ever met,” said Mel Brooks.


The award winner also wrote for Broadway, the movies and other TV shows. He said it all began when his barber father bragged about the then-teenager to customer Danny Thomas.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2009


Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series “MASH,” co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and co-writing the classic movie comedy “Tootsie,” died Friday morning. He was 81.


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