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  • PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick

    PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick
    John Finnegan
  • Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'
    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...

    'The Honeymooners' musical coming to Old Globe in September

    'The Honeymooners' musical coming to Old Globe in September
    "The Honeymooners" lasted only one season on television but its legacy in the world of comedy has been far more enduring, thanks to re-runs and DVD. Next year, a new stage musical adapted from the classic Jackie Gleason sitcom will premiere at the Old...

    Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs

    Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs
    Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...

    Joseph Stein dies at 98; adapted Yiddish short story into 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    Joseph Stein dies at 98; adapted Yiddish short story into 'Fiddler on the Roof'
    Playwright Joseph Stein, who turned a Yiddish short story into the classic Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and later wrote the screenplay for its successful movie adaptation, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elisa Stein, said he died at Mount...