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Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer, dead at 74

12 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

NEW YORK - Anne Beatts, a groundbreaking comedy writer who was on the original staff of “Saturday Night Live” and later created the cult sitcom “Square Pegs,” has died. She was 74.
Beatts died Wednesday at her home in West Hollywood, California, according to her close friend Rona Kennedy. Kennedy, a film producer and a fellow faculty member at Chapman University, did not immediately know the cause of death.
Starting in 1975, Beatts was among a team of gifted writers that included Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel, Marilyn Suzanne Miller and such cast members as Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase who...
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Anne Beatts, Original ‘Saturday Night Live' Writer, Dies at 74

12 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Anne Beatts, one of the original writers on “Saturday Night Live” and the creator of the CBS comedy “Square Pegs,” has died at the age of 74. The news was announced by former “SNL” cast member Laraine Newman on Twitter .
Beatts won two Emmys for her writing on “Saturday Night Live,” working with writing partner Rosie Shuster on characters like Newman's Child Psychiatrist, Todd and Lisa Lupner and Uncle Roy.
Her other TV credits include “A Different World,” “John Waters Presents: Movies That Will Corrupt You,” and the late-night talk show “The Stephanie Miller Show.”
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Anne Beatts Dies: Pioneering ‘Saturday Night Live' Writer, ‘Square Pegs' Creator Was 74

12 days ago   |   By Deadline

Anne Beatts, an original Saturday Night Live writer who created some of the show's earliest breakthrough characters, most notably the nerdy high schoolers Todd and Lisa Lupner, died yesterday. Her death was announced in a tweet by SNL original cast member Laraine Newman. Additional details were not disclosed. Beatts, who also created the 1982 CBS...
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