George Burditt dies: 'Three's Company' writer was 89

threes-company-george-burditt-dies.jpgEmmy-nominated comedy writer-producer George Burditt passed away on Tuesday (June 27). He was 89 years old.

Deadline reports the death of Burditt, who wrote dozens of episodes of "Three's Company," which he also serves as executive producer of from 1981-84. Burditt passed away in Burbank, CA.

Burditt earned four Emmy nominations as a writer in the 1970s; two each for variety shows "The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour" and "Van Dyke And Company." He also wrote episodes for "All In The Family," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons," "The Ropers," "Doc" and "Three's A Crowd." His productions credits include "Silver Spoons," "227" and "Three's A Crowd."

Born in Boston, Burditt worked for American Greetings in Cleveland before moving to Los Angeles to begin his work in TV. His son Jack Burditt is an Emmy-winning writer and producer from such comedies as "30 Rock" and "Frasier." He's also the creator of "Last Man Standing."

Burditt is also survived by his wife Joyce, creator of "Diagnosis Murder," two other children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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