TV—and Hollywood and Broadway—Loses a True Giant in the Business: Larry Gelbart, 81, who developed M*A*S*H for TV, Dies

Sep 11, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Larry Gelbart, who developed M*A*S*H for TV, and who wrote the Emmy-winning "Barbarians at the Gate" TV movie for HBO, has died of cancer at age 81.

Gelbart also was nominated for Oscars for writing "Oh God" and co-writing "Tootsie."

Gelbart won Tony Awards for writing the books to the Broadway musical "City of Angels" and co-writing "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

TVWeek will publish a tribute to Gelbart later today. Check back on our home page.

–Chuck Ross


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