Bernie Kahn Dies: Prolific Writer-Producer For ‘Get Smart’, ‘Addams Family’ & More Was 90

He earned two Writers Guild Award nominations for Get Smart! and My World and Welcome to It.
Kahn's death was confirmed by a spokesperson for the family.
A memorial is being planned, a date has not yet been set. in Los Angeles. Donations in his memory can be made to the Motion Picture & Television Fund by clicking here.” /> Kahn is survived by his wife, Elinor Berges; three daughters; two step-children; and five grandchildren.
Bernie Kahn, a writer-producer who penned over 100 episodes of television including The Addams Family, Three's Company, Get Smart! He died April 21 at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills. He was 90. and more, has died.
Army. He worked on a number of popular TV game shows in the early 1960s, including NBC's Your First Impression, but the bulk of his work would be in sitcoms. Born on April 26, 1930, in Brooklyn, starting his writing career after a stint in the U.S.
On the feature side, Kahn wrote The Barefoot Executive and Basic Training, while producing movies for television, including She Led Two Lives, Father & Son: Dangerous Relations and Fire in the Dark.
Over the years, he wrote for such series as Get Smart, Maude, The Addams Family, The Love Boat, Tabitha, Three's Company, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Lucy Show, Make Room for Grandaddy, Love American Style, The Partridge Family, James at 15 and 15 episodes of Bewitched.
He also created the sitcom Joe & Valerie, which aired on NBC in 1978-79.
again at the Pan American Games in Argentina, winning a bronze medal, and was inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 He went go on to represent the U.S. Kahn was also an accomplished swimmer, winning city and state championships in New York and later representing the United States overseas at the Maccabiah Games, where he won the 100 meter backstroke race and set a record that lasted for a decade.
Out of the army, Kahn's first job as a producer and writer was at NBC's Monitor Radio. He would later join the Bob and Ray comedy radio show as a staff writer, and was its last surviving original scribe.

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