Emmy-Nominated Comedy Writer Dead at 89

Jun 27, 2013  •  Post A Comment

An Emmy-nominated comedy writer who wrote dozens of episodes of the hit late 1970s and 1980s ABC sitcom ‘Three’s Company" has died. Deadline.com reports that George Burditt was 89.

Burditt, who also served as executive producer of "Three’s Company" from 1981-84, earned four Emmy nominations as a writer during the 1970s – two for "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" and two for "Van Dyke and Company," the piece notes.

Burditt also wrote episodes of other classic comedies, including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son" and "The Jeffersons." He started in TV after serving in the Marines during World War II and then working for the greeting card company American Greetings.

His son Jack Burditt is an Emmy-winning producer and writer on shows such as "Frasier" and "30 Rock."

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