Al Gordon, comedy writer, 90

Posted: May 26, 2012

Al Gordon, 90, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his career working for legendary comic Jack Benny has died.

His son, Neil, told the Los Angeles Times that Mr. Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at a Los Angeles hospital.

Mr. Gordon began his comedy-writing career after World War II and teamed with Hal Goldman. They shared two Emmys with fellow Benny writers and a third with Sheldon Keller for a Carol Channing special.

Mr. Gordon also wrote for the TV shows of the Smothers Brothers, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, Tony Orlando, and Barbara Mandrell. His sitcom work included That’s My Mama, Carter Country, Hello, Larry, Three’s Company, and 227. — AP

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