George Burditt, Primetime Emmy-Nominated Writer-Producer
Burditt, who worked on several classic series of the 1970s and 1980s, was the father of Jack Burditt, Emmy-winning writer-producer of such series as Frasier and 30 Rock.
George Burditt, a writer and producer known for his work on such classic comedy series as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Three's Company, died June 25, 2013, in Burbank, California. He was 89.
Burditt was associated most closely with Three's Company, for which he wrote more than 30 episodes.
A native of Boston, he served in the Marines during World War II and worked for American Greetings in Cleveland before moving to Los Angeles, where he achieved success in the TV business.
His other credits included The Jeffersons, The Ropers, Doc, Silver Spoons and Three’s A Crowd.
He received four Primetime Emmy nominations — two each for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Van Dyke and Company.
Burditt's son, Jack Burditt, is a successful television writer-producer who has won five primetime Emmys. His credits include Frasier, Just Shoot Me!, Watching Ellie, The New Adventures of Old Christine, 30 Rock, Last Man Standing and The Mindy Project.
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