M*A*S*H Writer And Icon Passes Away After Struggle With Cancer

September 12, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – Larry Gelbart, the writer responsible for the hit American tv classic, M*A*S*H, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Gelbart was recruited to write the television version of M*A*S*H after major success with the movie was found by writer Robert Altman. He won an Emmy for his efforts, and is now well known for being a part of one of the most beloved shows in American history.

He was also nominated for an Oscar for his movie Tootsie, the story of a desperate actor who dresses up as a woman to land a roll in a soap opera.

These are only two of the achievements in a long list from a long and successful career. He will be greatly missed.

Gelbart was 81-years-old, and leaves behind his wife of 53-years, Pat Gelbart.

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