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September 18, 2009

Gelbart’s colleagues remember “master of masters”

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The classic series “M*A*S*H,” the hit movie comedy “Tootsie” and the Tony-winning play “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are part of the enduring legacy that writer Larry Gelbart left behind when he died September 11 at age 81.

“He was the single funniest human being I’ve ever known as far as being able to make a quip, a repost and make you laugh without using a straight line,” said Carl Reiner…

This article is poorly written, which is a shame since, ironically, it is about a great writer.

For example, it speaks of the “legacy” that Gelbart “left behind” which is redundant. Even worse, it uses “repost” instead of “riposte” as a term for comic rebuttal.

R.K.S.

Ouch. Ouch: GBU Editor

Writer Larry Gelbart accepts the Impact award during the taping of the 7th annual TV Land Awards in Los Angeles, April 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

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