Sam Perrin, dead at 96

Jack Benny's writer for 40 years

Retired TV writer Sam Perrin, who served as Jack Benny’s writer for more than 40 years, died Jan. 8 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following an extended illness. He was 96.

Nominated for seven Emmys, Perrin garnered two Emmys for his work on “The Jack Benny Show” in 1959 and 1960.

Perrin is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son and two daughters.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Perrin’s name be made to the Retarded Children’s Foundation.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading