Gene Perret, an Emmy-winning author, passes away at 85

Gene Perret, an Emmy winner, died on Friday at his home in Westlake Village after a liver disease . Perret was introduced to Phyllis Diller by a colleague who hired him for her 1968 sitcom The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show .

Washington, United States, November 25: Gene Perret, an Emmy winner who worked for General Electric in Philadelphia as an electrical engineer, died on Friday at his home in Westlake Village after a liver disease.His family shared the news of his death with Deadline.Perret, an Emmy winner, died on Friday at the age of 85.Perret was introduced to Diller by a colleague who hired him for her 1968 sitcom The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, and encouraged him to pursue full-time comedy writing.

Perret wrote for Rowan & Martins Laugh-In in 1971 and 1972 before appearing in episodes of The New Bill Cosby Show, The Helen Reddy Show, Love, American Style, All in the Family, and Whats Happening.He began work on the well-known CBS variety show The Carol Burnett Show in 1973, and it lasted until 1978.Burnett also received six Emmy Awards, including three in 1974, 1975, and 1978.After Burnett, he produced and wrote many episodes for the well-known sitcoms Welcome Back Kotter and Threes Company.

Perret served as Hopes' writing manager for 28 years.Perret penned more than 40 novels, numerous journal articles, and several books on comedy, including Comedy Writing Step by Step and The Comedy Writing Workbook.

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