Andrew Russell, an Emmy-winning scribe who wrote for “The Honeymooners,” “The Jackie Gleason Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” died Nov. 18 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 84.Russell, who went by the name A.J. Russell, garnered his Emmy award in 1957 (along with eight colleagues) for his contributions to “The Phil Silvers Show.” The following year, he was Emmy-nominated for his scripting of “Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf.” Additional writing credits include “The Borgia Stick” (1972), “Stiletto” (1969), “Clear and Present Danger” (1970) and 1972’s “The Crooked Hearts.” Russell’s final Emmy nomination came in 1983 for “General Hospital.” He is survived by his daughter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Russell’s name to the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts and Education, 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles 90031, or to World Vision, P.O. Box 70200 Tacoma, WA 98481-0200.
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