SHADY COVE, Ore. (AP) — Lloyd Turner, who helped create the animated “Crusader Rabbit” television show and the “Mork & Mindy” comedy show, died of cancer Nov. 11.
He was 68.
Turner went to work for Warner Bros. in 1944, writing Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons.
Collaborating with Jay Ward in 1949, he helped create the first television cartoon show, “Crusader Rabbit.”
He later wrote and directed the “Time for Beany” television puppet show. In 1959, he returned to work for Ward writing for the popular “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show” cartoon programs.
In the 1970s he helped create “Mork & Mindy” and worked as executive creative consultant during the show’s first two seasons.
Turner is also credited with writing for “All in the Family,””Maude,””The Jeffersons,””Get Smart,””The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Partridge Family.”