Mickey Rose | Comedy writer, 77

Posted: April 18, 2013

Mickey Rose, 77, a childhood friend of Woody Allen's who cowrote his movies Bananas and Take the Money and Run, died of cancer April 7 at his home in Beverly Hills, his daughter, Jennifer, told the Los Angeles Times.

Mr. Rose and Allen met in high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., and became friends. They shared a love of jazz and baseball. Mr. Rose met his late wife, Judy, through a blind date arranged by Allen.

Mr. Rose became a TV comedy writer. He wrote for Johnny Carson and Sid Caesar and for shows including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, All in the Family, and The Odd Couple.

Allen said Rose was one of the funniest people he has known - and a "wonderful first baseman." - AP

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