Comedy writer Sol Saks, who created the 1960s US sitcom Bewitched, has died aged 100.
He died on Saturday of respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia at a Los Angeles hospital, his wife told the Los Angeles Times.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch who marries a mortal man, Bewitched ran from 1964 to 1972. Yet while he wrote the original pilot script, Saks never wrote another episode. “He just sat back and took in the royalties,” said Paul Wayne, a longtime friend and writer who worked on the show.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.