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George Burditt
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Three's Company and Three's a Crowd producer/writer George Burditt on E! True Hollywood Story segment in 1998.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birth name: George Henry Burditt
Born: (1923-07-29)29 July 1923
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died 25 June 2013(2013-06-25) (aged 89)
Deathplace: Burbank, California
Career/Family Information
Occupation/
Career:
TV writer/producer/director
Years active: 1969 to 1985
Series information
Series involved with: Three's Company/Three's a Crowd
Episodes involved with: involved with 132 episodes total of Three's Company
involved with all 22 episodes of Three's a Crowd
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George Henry Burditt (29 July 1923 - 25 June 2013) was an Emmy-nominated comedy writer-producer who wrote dozens of episodes of Three's Company and served as its executive producer from 1981-84, from Seasons 6-8. George also earned four Emmy nominations as a writer during the 1970s - two each for variety shows The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Van Dyke and Company starring Dick Van Dyke.

Career

Among his many works as a TV script writer, George, in addition to his writing work on Three's Company which amounted to a total of 34 episodes as either writer (24 episodes) or teleplay writer (8 episodes) story editor (4 episodes), also penned episodes All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, The Ropers, Doc, and the TC spinoff Three's a Crowd. His producing credits include the sitcoms Silver Spoons, 227, Three's Company and Three's a Crowd. [1]

Personal Life

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, George served in the Marines in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Los Angeles with his wife and kids by 1969 to become a TV writer. His son, Jack Burditt is an Emmy-winning writer-producer on such comedies as 30 Rock and Frasier and creator of Last Man Standing.

Death

George died at age 89 in 2013 at his home in Burbank. Along with son Jack, George Burditt's survivors included his wife Joyce Rebeta-Burditt, a TV writer and creator of long-running CBS-TV drama Diagnosis Murder and the author of an autobiographical novel The Cracker Factory in 1976 about her past struggles with alcoholism before and after the Burditts move to Southern California in the early 1970s;[2] two other children, daughters Emily and Becky; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. [3]

References

  1. R.I.P. George Burditt By THE DEADLINE TEAM, Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 7:07pm PDT, Deadline.com, accessed 2 November 2013
  2. [1] Joyce Rebeta-Burditt Knows Why Housewives Become Alcoholics: She's Been Through the Ordeal, story by Nancy Faber, form People magazine archives (people.com), September 5, 1977 article, accessed 2 November 2013.
  3. [2] Three's Company Producer George Burditt Dies at 89, Jun 27, 2013 10:04 AM ET, by Sadie Gennis, TVGuide.com, accessed 2 November 2013.

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