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Gayle S. Maffeo, producer of 'Roseanne' and 'Home Improvement', dies at 81

Gayle S. Maffeo, three-time Emmy-nominated producer, starred in the first season of Roseanne and another hit ABC sitcom Tim Allen- All eight seasons of The Work star Home Improvement , died Friday, her daughter Laura announced. She is 29.

Maffeo produced by Starring in a special) Frank Sinatra , Jack Benny and George Burns in 99 and ’70 Before she goes on to sitcoms including Neil Carter Give me a break! , Dabney Coleman Buffalo Bills , Mary Tyler Moore Mary , Squad Leader and of are open all night .

She served as Senior Vice President of Television at Wind Dancer Productions for Matt Williams and David McFazene, where she worked on Made Roseanne -94, Home Improvement from 1991-94 and other shows like Carol Burnett’s Carol & Company, Dan Aykroyd of Soul Man, Thunder Alley and Buddies.

Maffeo, Williams, McFadzean and others share Ai of Outstanding Comedy Series in ‘s Home Improvement Beauty Award nominee -94 but lost to Murphy Brown , Seinfeld and Frasier for several years in a row.

The second of Gayle Arden Sickinger’s three children was born in April 29, 1941, in Evanston, Illinois. After her father, Kenneth, died of leukemia, her mother, Virginia, remarried and the family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and then Darien, Connecticut.

She earned a degree in Art Assistant at 1941 Centennial College in New Jersey, then at CBS New York The programming department started her career. She served as script supervisor on The Sid Caesar Show and The Perry Como Show and served as Benny’s Associate Producer for six years until He co-founded and serves on the board of directors of the American Producers Association in December 1991.

Maffeo and is a DGA, Women in Film , the Hollywood Broadcasting Association, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the PGA.

Survivors include her partner Kenneth; children Laura and Ken; daughter-in-law Elizabeth; and grandson Dante.



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