Writer Gelbart Dead At 81

Comedy writer LARRY GELBART, who co-created M*A*S*H and co-wrote Dustin Hoffman movie Tootsie, has died, aged 81.
Gelbart got his big break writing jokes for comedians Sid Caesar and Danny Thomas and became a staff member on The Red Buttons Show in the early 1950s.
He went on to write for variety shows fronted by Judy Garland and Danny Kaye.
He also wrote the book A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, which became a hit play and movie.
Gelbart was diagnosed with cancer in June (09). He died on Friday (11Sep09).


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