We have sad news to pass along today, as we have heard that television producer and screenwriter, Allan Burns, has passed away at the age of 85, according to a report on Deadline. Burns is most known for cocreating and cowriting classic television sitcoms such as The Munsters, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Rhoda.
Released in 1964, The Munsters holds a special place in the heart of genre fans as it showcased a family of classic monsters trying to fit in with the rest of the normal world. The series featured an array of talented actors including Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis, with Pat Priest and Butch Patrick rounding out the core family.
In addition to what we previously mentioned, Burns also worked on Get Smart, He & She, The Bullwinkle Show, Paul Sands in Friends and Lovers, Phyllis, Lou Grant and more.
At the time of this writing, no cause of death was announced. We here at Horror News Network send our deepest condolences to Allan’s family and friends.