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Peg Lynch dies at 98; broadcast pioneer created early sitcom 'Ethel and Albert'

Peg Lynch dies at 98; broadcast pioneer created early sitcom 'Ethel and Albert'

Peg Lynch, a trailblazer for women in broadcast entertainment who wrote, owned and starred in one of television's first sitcoms, "Ethel and Albert," has died. She was 98. The writer of more than 11,000 scripts for television and radio, Lynch died Friday at her home in Becket, Mass., her daughter, Astrid King, told The Times. Lynch's health had declined rapidly after recent hip surgery, King said. Decades before "Seinfeld" became known as the sitcom about nothing, and Tiny Fey wrote and starred in "30 Rock," Lynch's presciently modern sitcom — which aired on radio and all three major networks — celebrated the understated humor of...

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