Sam Denoff, the Emmy-winning television writer and co-creator of the hit Marlo Thomas sitcom "That Girl" has died at age 83.
Denoff died at his Brentwood home Friday and had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer's.
The Brooklyn-born Denoff got his start in radio before moving to Hollywood to try his hand at television, including an early writing gig for the influential "The Steve Allen Show."
Denoff went on to write for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" before teaming up with Bill Persky to create "That Girl" for Thomas in 1966, in which Thomas played a struggling young actress living on her own in Manhattan. The show ran for several years on ABC.
In later years Denoff worked as a consultant on "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and "Life With Bonnie."
In an interesting bit of entertainment trivia, he was also late comedian Andy Kaufman's uncle.