Comedy writer Aaron Ruben dies

Aaron Ruben — a writer, producer, and director who worked on shows like Andy Griffith Show and Sanford and Sondied Jan. 30 in Beverly Hills, Calif., from complications of pneumonia. The creator and producer of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., was 95.

Ruben, who first entered the industry as a writer for radio comedies, also co-wrote the 1969 film The Comic. He also used his power in Hollywood for good — the advocate for troubled children was awarded with the Writers Guild’s Valentine Davies award in 2003 for his volunteer work.

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  • paige

    damn its like Ew should be called Obituary Weekly

  • whatevs

    For real, why is everyone dying??

  • Laurie

    I worked with him on Too Close For Comfort. Aaron was a nice, talented guy. My sympathies to his family.

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