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2 items from 2010

Flintstones Writer Blitzer Dies

3 February 2010 4:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran TV writer Barry E. Blitzer, who worked on shows including The Flintstones and Get Smart, has died at the age of 80.

Blitzer passed away on 27 January in Santa Monica, California after suffering complications from abdominal surgery.

The star was best known for his work on Hanna-Barbera cartoons including The Flintstones, Top Cat, and The Jetsons.

He also worked on 1970s children's TV show Land of the Lost and 1960s secret agent series Get Smart, both of which were turned into major Hollywood movies decades later.

Blitzer won an Emmy Award in 1956, along with his fellow writers, for his work on The Phil Silvers Show. He also shared a Writers Guild nomination in 1968 for Get Smart.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie, and a daughter. »

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TV Comedy Writers Aaron Ruben, Barry Blitzer, Die

2 February 2010 4:01 PM, PST | Inside TV | See recent Inside TV news »

Two veteran TV comedy writers died last week: Aaron Ruben, who worked on such shows as 'The Andy Griffith Show,' 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.' and 'Sanford and Son,' and Barry Blitzer, who wrote for such series as 'Get Smart' and 'The Flintstones.' ... Read more

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