Jack Mendelsohn

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Jack Mendelsohn (November 8, 1926 – January 25, 2017) was an American writer-artist. He worked in animation, comic strips and comic books. He was an Emmy-nominated television comedy writer and story editor. He had many credits as a TV scripter, including Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Three's Company, The Carol Burnett Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Among his work for feature movies, he was a co-screenwriter of Yellow Submarine (1968). In 2004, the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.[1]

Mendelsohn was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mendelsohn died of lung cancer on the evening of January 25, 2017, aged 90.[2]

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  1. Gabriel Scott (2 November 2004). "WGAw Animation Writers Caucus Honors Jack Mendelsohn with Lifetime Achievement Award". Writer's Guild of America, West. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. Mark Evanier (25 January 2017). "Jack Mendelsohn, R.I.P."