- Died in his Beverly Hills, California, home (11th September 2009) at age 81 years from cancer.
- Best known for his work on the hit television series "M*A*S*H” (MASH).
- While in the Army, he wrote for Armed Forces Radio.
- He later joined the staff of Bob Hope's show.
- In 1972, Gelbart helped create the Korean War comedy drama "M*A*S*H" (lasting 11 years), although Gelbart only wrote and produced the first four seasons.
- Gelbart is quoted as saying - "I said once that the only way before 'M*A*S*H' you would get any feeling out of your television set is if you touched it while you were wet".
- His also wrote the 1982 hit film "Tootsie," which earned Gelbart an Oscar nomination for best writing.
Larry Gelbart was interviewed in Los Angeles, (May 26, 1998) by Dan Harrison (excerpt below):
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