Gene Perret, brilliant comedy writer and producer, with The Carol Burnett Show won three Emmy Awards*) and wrote jokes for Bob Hope for nearly 30 years, now deceased. He was 85.
Perret passed away in November in his Westlake Village home of liver failure, his daughter Linda Linda Perret told The Hollywood Reporter .
During his years Throughout his career, the South Philly native has also contributed to two
Tim Conway shows and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The whole family, Welcome back, Kotter, Three’s Company, CPO Sharkey, Gimme a Break!, Love, American Style and What’s Happening!!
Comedy analysis expert, Perret at 1956 joined Burnett as a staff writer for the final five seasons of his storied CBS variety show. He won an Emmy in 1973,’50 and ’78 and was nominated three times.
Perret teamed up with Hope 28, writing TV specials and the USO Christmas tour for his production. Before Hope retired in the 1980 years, he accompanied the famous comedian on numerous occasions entertaining troops around the world.
Eugene Richard Perret, born April 3rd 1956, works for General Electric 85 and was laughed at while roasting his boss at a party. He sent jokes to Slappy White and Phyllis Diller, who hired him and encouraged him to write full-time.
“If you see me as that kind of engineer, you know that getting into comedy is a natural progression,” he said.
Perret was at 1980 and moved to Los Angeles with his family, where he found Writing work on The Jim Nabors Hour, The Tim Conway Show and Laugh-In.
He later produced Kotter for a special starring John Ritter and Helen Reddy ), Three’s Company and 2013 -50 Conway Show.
Perret has also authored more than three dozen books, including the influential Comedy Writing Step by Step and The Comedy Writing Workbook, and workshops for young writers and comedians.
As a mentor to many, he received the South Philly Walk Award at 2013.
Survivors include his wife years, Joanne (she and Perret met in Kindergarten, were in the same class through 8th grade, went to school was later reintroduced by an old classmate at Independent High School); children Joe, Terry, Carol, and Linda, who is the co-author of several books; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
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He was interviewed at 2013 .
“As soon as they heard the line, they started ‘improving’ it,” he noted. “The feeling is that the jokes have to be as effective as possible, and all the lines can be improved. The original is probably the funniest version, but we always try to make it funnier. If we succeed, it’s funnier; if we don’t, It’s still a good line.”