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Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi writer Stan Daniels dead at 72

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 11th 2007 8:01PM

Leachman, Tyler Moore, HarperVeteran writer, producer, and director Stan Daniels worked on several shows over the years. He won three Emmy Awards as a writer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and another three as a creator and producer on Taxi.

Daniels wrote for several other shows as well, including Phyllis (a spinoff of The Mary Tyler Moore Show), The Associates, and The Bill Cosby Show. As a director he worked on many sitcoms, including Dear John, Flying Blind, Best of the West, Almost Perfect, High Society, Sparks, and The Good News. His last credit was as the writer and producer of the 1991 animated TV movie The Kid.

Daniels died of heart failure on April 6 in Los Angeles.

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I grew up watching shows that Stan Daniels had a hand in. He was one of the greats. His sitcoms were funny without being silly or contrived or over-the-top.

April 12 2007 at 12:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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