Marty Roth, longtime feature and TV writer, producer and editor best remembered for writing episodic TV during the 1960s and ’70s, died March 24 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 75.
Following WWII service in the Army, Roth began his career writing for Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and others. Following his move to Hollywood, Roth worked frequently as a TV scribe, penning episodes for “My Favorite Martian,” “McHale’s Navy,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Mannix,” “Hart to Hart,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Three’s Company” and numerous other series.
In addition, Roth developed a literary career, penning six books on crime and screenwriting. Roth became popular as a public speaker on the art of writing, lecturing at several major universities.
Roth is survived by his wife, Marjorie, a daughter and a granddaughter.
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