Milt Rosen, longtime TV writer who garnered an Emmy nomination in 1962 for the “Bob Newhart Show,” died Aug. 11 of natural causes at his home in Northridge, Calif. He was a few days shy of his 78th birthday.
Born in Poland, he arrived in New York City with his family at a very young age and eventually earned a post-graduate degree from the U. of Iowa’s writing program, then became a New York schoolteacher, supplementing his income by writing comedy material.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe. Following the war, he relocated to Los Angeles and devoted himself full-time to comedy writing.
A sampling of his writing credits includes “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “The A-Team.” A longtime member of the Writers Guild of America and the Friars Club, he was also founder and former president of the Eddie Cantor Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy; a son; a daughter; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Rosen’s name be made to the Leavey Cancer Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91326.