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Subject: Larry Siegel, Comedy writer (Mad Magazine, head writer for The Carol Burnett Show)


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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 01:14:29pm

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Larry Siegel, Mad Magazine
8/21/19, 1:54 PM

It is with great sadness that I have to share the news that my father, Larry Siegel passed away last night at the age of 93 after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was a fighter until the end and as of last weekend, still singing his beloved Frank Sinatra songs and his favorite WWII era song "Brother, Can you Spare a Dime." As one of the original comedy writers for Mad Magazine, Playboy, The Carol Burnett show and Laugh-In, his comedy writing will live on forever, and his infectious sense of humor and love of life will be remembered by all those who loved him and were lucky enough to share a laugh with him over the years. He loved to tell people about his career and was proud of his 3 Emmys, but never, ever talked about his time in WWII where he was a decorated war hero and won a Purple Heart along with a slew of other medals. If anybody has a favorite memory of Larry or a favorite piece of comedy he wrote that touched you in some way, please share that here. We could all use a good laugh right now.

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