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Comedy Writer Jacoby Dies

15 November 2010 12:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Comedy writer Coleman Jacoby has died. He was 95.

Jacoby passed away in New York last month after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Initially an artist, he began writing jokes after moving to the Big Apple and went on to pen comedy for Bob Hope and Fred Allen.

He worked extensively for Jackie Gleason and Art Carney with writing partner Arnie Rosen. He also contributed to The Phil Silvers Show.

Jacoby, who married twice, is survived by one daughter. »

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