TV writer/producer Michael “Mickey” Ross, best known for his work on “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Three’s Company,” died May 26 in Los Angeles from complications of a stroke and heart attack. He was 89.
Ross, along with longtime business partner Bernie West, made his mark in the 1970s with the breakout TV sitcom, “All in the Family,” for which he won a writing Emmy in 1973.
After partnering on such earlier shows as “The Garry Moore Show” and “The Martha Raye Show,” Ross went on to scribe and serve as exec producer for “Family” spin-off “The Jeffersons,” about an African-American family living on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
In the late 1970s, he served as writer, producer and director for “Three’s Company.”
Aside from his TV work, Ross and his wife founded the Michael and Irene Ross Program in Jewish Studies at The City College of New York– Ross’s alma mater. Memorial service will held Sunday at 11 a.m. Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles.