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Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs

Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs

Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game books, has died. He was 88.

Stern, a founding partner of the Price Stern Sloan publishing company, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a 15-month illness, said his daughter-in-law, Laura Stern.

Stern had written for radio and films before he moved into television and became a writer...

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