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Harvey Bullock

Comedy writer and film and television producer

Comedy writer and film and television producer Harvey Bullock died April 24 in Laguna Beach. He was 84.

Bullock worked on some of the most iconic pop culture series and features of the 1960s and ’70s. His feature film screenplays include “Girl Happy,” “With Six You Get Eggroll,” and “Who’s Minding the Mint.”

Born in Oxford, N.C., he graduated from Duke U. and joined the Naval Reserves.

Bullock started his writing career in radio, where he met Ray Allen, who would later become his writing partner. The pair helped craft some of the era’s most popular series, including “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Danny Thomas Show,” “I Spy” and “Gomer Pyle, USMC.”

After arriving in Los Angeles in 1957, Bullock landed a writing job for TV series “The Real McCoys.” In 1961, he was hired by “The Andy Griffith Show” producer Aaron Ruben and wrote for the series for five years.

In addition to “The Flintstones,” Bullock and Allen worked on animated series “The Jetsons,” “Top Cat,” and “My World and Welcome to It.” In 1969, the writing duo became exec producers on the popular ’70s primetime comedy, “Love American Style” and went on to create, exec produce and write “Wait Till Your Father Gets Home.”

Bullock and Allen received an Emmy nomination in 1976 for “Papa and Me.”

Bullock is survived by his wife Betty, four children and three grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Duke U. Marching Band, Office of Gift Planning, Duke U., 2127 Campus Drive, Box 90606, Durham, NC 27708.

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