George Burditt

George Burditt was an Emmy-nominated comedy writer-producer who wrote dozens of episodes of the hit sitcom "Three's Company" and served as its executive producer from 1981-84. He earned four Emmy nominations as a writer during the 1970s - two each for variety shows "The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour" and "Van Dyke And Company" - and also penned episodes of "All In The Family", "Sanford and Son", "The Jeffersons, The Ropers, "Doc", "Three's Company" and its spinoff "Three's A Crowd". His producing credits include the sitcoms "Silver Spoons", 227 "Three's Company" and "Three's A Crowd". Born and raised in Boston, Burditt served in the Marines in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for American Greetings in Cleveland before moving to LA to become a TV writer. His son, Jack Burditt is an Emmy-winning writer-producer on such comedies as "30 Rock" and Frasier and creator of Last Man Standing. Jack died at age 89 in 2013 at his home in Burbank, CA. Along with son Jack, George Burditt's survivors include his wife Joyce Rebeta-Burditt, a TV writer and creator of long-running drama "Diagnosis Murder"; two other children, daughters Emily and Becky; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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