Wednesday, August 6, 2014

TV Writer Rick Mittleman R.I.P.

Rick Mittleman, a television writer nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on The Red Skelton Show and Arnie, died on 30 July 2014 at the age of 84.

Rick Mittleman began his career in the Fifties as a producer on the show You Asked for It. During the 1962-1963 he went wrote for The Red Skelton Show. In the Sixties he worked on several different sitcoms. He wrote several episodes of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., as well as episodes of such shows as The Flintstones, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Petticoat Junction, I Spy, Good Morning World, Get Smart, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, That Girl, My World and Welcome to It, Arnie, Mary Tyler Moore, and Arnie. He served as a producer on Arnie and a script consultant on McHale's Navy.

In the Seventies Mr. Mittleman wrote for such shows as Bridget Loves Bernie, Roll Out, Dusty's Trail, The Odd Couple, Emergency, Welcome Back Kotter, M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, Alice, and What's Happening. He served as a script consultant on What's Happening. In the Eighties he wrote for such shows as CHiPs, Remington Steele, Matlock, and MacGyver. He served as a script consultant on Remington Steele and MacGuyver, as well as a producer on Simon and Simon. In the Nineties he wrote episodes of Murder, She Wrote and Early Edition.

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