Al Gordon, Jack Benny Comedy Writer, Dies At 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his career working for legendary comic Jack Benny has died in Los Angeles. Al Gordon was 89.

His son, Neil, tells the Los Angeles Times that Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at a Los Angeles hospital.

Gordon began his comedy-writing career after World War II and teamed with Hal Goldman. They shared two Emmys with fellow Benny writers and a third with Sheldon Keller for a Carol Channing special.

Gordon also wrote for the TV shows of the Smothers Brothers, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, Tony Orlando and Barbara Mandrell. His sitcom work included “That’s My Mama,” “Carter Country,” “Hello, Larry,” “Three’s Company” and “227.”

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