Friday, September 11, 2009

Hawkeye's Voice

“Today's audience knows more about what's on television than what's in life.” - Larry Gelbart

One of my heroes passed away today. Larry Gelbart is perhaps best known for developing "M*A*S*H" for television and being its shepherd for its first five years. He was also one of the brilliant writers for the groundbreaking Sid Ceasar back in the 50s. He is comedy history and wrote up until his death.

I raise an imaginary dry martini made from a makeshift still in your honor, Mr. Gelbart. Thank you for your contributions to American humor and for being such an inspiration.

(Photo by Sasha Gelbart)

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