Born: February 25, 1928
Died: September 11, 2009 (Beverly Hills, CA)
Best Known as: writer
Larry Gelbart drew on his mordant wit and astute observations of the human condition as the writer behind 97 episodes of M*A*S*H, the films Tootsie and Oh, God!, and the Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He was nominated for two Oscars (Tootsie, Oh, God!), and won two Emmy Awards (Your Show of Shows), and a Tony (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).