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.

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