Sol Saks

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Sol Saks
Born (1910-12-13)December 13, 1910
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 16, 2011(2011-04-16) (aged 100)
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Cremation
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1953–2005

Sol Saks (December 13, 1910 – April 16, 2011) was an American screenwriter best known as the creator of the television sitcom Bewitched.

Life and career

Saks was born in New York City, New York, to Jewish parents. He attended Harrison High School in Chicago.[1]

He was a radio actor as a child.[1] He later wrote for radio and TV series such as My Favorite Husband, Mr. Adams and Eve, and I Married Joan.[2]

Saks wrote the screenplay for Cary Grant's last film, the comedy Walk, Don't Run.[2] At the time of its release, Time said his dialogue on that film "bristles amiably from first to last."[3]

He wrote The Craft of Comedy Writing,[4] published by Writer's Digest Books.

Death

Saks died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia on April 16, 2011,[2] at the age of 100, in Los Angeles, California.[5]

He was survived by his wife Sandra, daughter Mary Spivey, son Daniel Saks, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

References

  1. ^ a b Sol Saks from Chicago Public Schools
  2. ^ a b c Bewitched creator Sol Saks dies aged 100 from BBC News
  3. ^ Cinema: Olympic Clowning from Time magazine
  4. ^ 1985, ISBN 0-89879-192-8
  5. ^ Bewitched creator dies at 100 from Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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