Earl Pomerantz is confirmed dead at the age of 75.
Earl was best known as a Canadian-born American television writer and producer (Major Dad).
Death was likely due to aneurysm.
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Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ & ‘Cheers’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
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From @KenLevine, a wonderful tribute to TV writer Earl Pomerantz
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Sad news. Earl was a legend, and instrumental in the launch of "The Cosby Show," which effectively re-launched NBC.…
Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
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RT @DEADLINE: Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
#Cheers and #MajorDad Writer Earl Pomerantz Dies at 75
RT @DEADLINE: Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
RT @DEADLINE: Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
Earl Pomerantz Dies: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, ‘Major Dad’ Producer Was 75
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RT @KenLevine: By Ken Levine: RIP Earl Pomerantz
RT @KenLevine: By Ken Levine: RIP Earl Pomerantz
Earl Pomerantz
Born(1945-02-04)February 4, 1945
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedMarch 7, 2020(2020-03-07) (aged 75)
NationalityCanadian / American
OccupationProducer, screenwriter
Years active1970–2020
Earl Pomerantz (February 4, 1945 – March 7, 2020) was a Canadian-born screenwriter, who spent almost the entirety of his career working in US television comedy.
Career
Pomerantz wrote a weekly column for the Toronto Telegram in the late 1960s. He broke into writing TV comedy while living in Toronto, getting a position as a writer on 1970's The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour, which starred his brother Hart Pomerantz alongside Lorne Michaels.
Pomerantz moved to Hollywood in 1974, where he found work writing in sitcoms, writing scripts for such shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and Taxi. By the 1980s, Pomerantz was developing and creating network television series such as Major Dad, Family Man and Best of the West, while continuing to write scripts for such shows as Cheers, Newhart, and The Cosby Show. He won two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Writers Guild of America Award, the Humanitas Prize and a CableACE Award.
In the 2000s, he delivered several commentaries on NPR’s All Things Considered.
He was the brother of writer/performer Hart Pomerantz.
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