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Comedy writer Al Gordon dead at 89

May 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Al Gordon has died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 89.

Gordon's son, Neil, confirmed his death Wednesday of age-related causes to the Los Angeles Times.

Al Gordon, an Ohio native raised in New York, is best known for his collaboration with writing partner Hal Goldman. Together, they penned witty quips for Jack Benny for 24 years until Benny's 1974 death.

"Hal and I had the best jobs in Hollywood," Gordon told the Times in 1996. "We worked for a man who was truly a prince in this business."

Gordon also wrote for comic icons such as Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson and the Smothers Brothers, as well as the sitcoms "That's My Mama," "Carter Country," "Hello, Larry," "Three's Company" and "227."

Gordon is survived by his son, Neil, and daughter, Jill; and two granddaughters, the Times said.

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