Chris Bearde

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Chris Bearde (18 June 1936 – 23 April 2017)[1] was an Australian comedy writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work as a writer on the 1960s hit Laugh-In and for co-writing and producing TV specials for Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Sonny Bono, Cher, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Andy Williams, Michael Jackson, The Osmonds, Dinah Shore, Diana Ross, and Lucille Ball. He also created the format for the original The Gong Show.[2] He also created That's My Mama and Sherman Oaks.[3]

Bearde died suddenly at his home in Westlake Village, California from a heart attack on 23 April 2017 at the age of 80.[4]

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  1. "TV.com Summary". Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  2. Kitman, Marvin (27 October 1985). "THE MARVIN KITMAN SUNDAY SHOW: In the Land of Lip-Synch". Newsday. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. "Post-Gazette.com". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 15 July 1995. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  4. Mike Barnes (24 April 2017). "Chris Bearde, Writer on 'Laugh-In' and Creator of 'The Gong Show,' Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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