Larry Gelbart Tribute


Dustin Hoffman in TOOTSIE. Columbia Pictures Album/NewsCom.

Hometown boy Larry Gelbart died in Los Angeles on September 11, 2009. Gelbart was born in Chicago in 1928. Both parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe—father Harry from Latvia, and mother Frieda from Poland. Larry & his wife Pat were married for 53 years.

Gelbart received numerous EMMY awards (principally for his work on the groundbreaking TV series M*A*S*H*), and multiple Oscar nominations (for his Oh, God! and Tootsie screenplays).

If any Chicago YIVO members knew Larry Gelbart &/or his family personally, please sign on & leave comments.  If you have any pictures to share, let us know so we can post them.

Click HERE to read Tribute to Larry Gelbart on FILMS FOR TWO.

Click HERE to read about Larry Gelbart’s life on Wikipedia.

Larry Gelbart: May his name be for a blessing!

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