"Family Ties" Creator Dies Of Cancer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Gary David Goldberg, who created the hit sitcom "Family Ties" and expanded into feature films, has died.

Goldberg died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, days before his 69th birthday, The New York Times reported.

Goldberg's TV successes also included "Spin City," reuniting him with "Family Ties" breakout star Michael J. Fox. A more modest hit, "Brooklyn Bridge," was based heavily on his experiences growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y.

His films included "Dad," starring Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson, as well as "Bye Bye Love" and "Must Love Dogs."

His own dog, Ubu, contributed its name to his production company and became widely known from the onscreen credit where viewers heard the words, "Sit, Ubu, sit!"

Goldberg won two Emmy awards, two Golden Globes and a Peabody award.


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