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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. ------------- For the record 11:07 a.m.: The headline with an earlier version of this story misstated Peg Lynch's age as 91. She was 98. ------------- Decades before "Seinfeld" became known as the sitcom about nothing, and Tina Fey wrote and starred...

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