Kenneth Englund

Kenneth Englund, 78, veteran screenwriter and former president of the Writers Guild of America, West, died Aug. 10 in Woodland Hills, after a recurrent illness.

Englund became a magazine writer in 1933, moved into vaudeville routines, comedy radio shows, Broadway revues and musicals before moving to Hollywood in 1937 to work for Paramount.

His screenwriting credits include “The Big Broadcast of 1938,””Slightly Honorable,””No No Nanette,””This Thing Called Love,””Springtime in the Rockies, “”Sweet Rosie O’Grady,””The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,””The Caddy” and “Surviving the Savage Sea.”

Englund was head writer on the Dr. Joyce Brothers TV series. He also wrote for the “Jackie Gleason Show,” the “Loretta Young Show” and several TV series including “My Three Sons,””Bewitched” and “That Girl.”

In 1957, he wasa writer-producer for CBS.

Survived by three stepchildren and seven grandchildren.

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