- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gary David Goldberg, the writer and producer who created the classic TV comedies “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” has died. He was 68.

Mr. Goldberg died at his Montecito, Calif., home on Saturday, just three days shy of his 69th birthday, his son-in-law, Rob Dubbin, told CNN. The cause was a brain tumor.

Mr. Goldberg was nominated for an Emmy seven times during his career and won an outstanding series trophy in 1979 for co-producing the CBS newsroom drama “Lou Grant” and a writing prize in 1987 for an episode of “Family Ties,” The Hollywood Reporter said.

A native of New York’s Brooklyn borough, he also penned episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show” and “M*A*S*H” and wrote and directed the films “Dad,” starring Jack Lemmon, “Bye Bye Love” and “Must Love Dogs.”