Jack Mendelsohn, American cartoonist and screenwriter, Died at 90

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Jack Mendelsohn was born on November 8, 1926, and died on January 25, 2017.

He was an American writer-artist.

Jack worked in animation, comic strips and comic books.

He is an Emmy-nominated television comedy writer and story editor, he had numerous credits as a TV scripter, including Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Three’s Company, The Carol Burnett Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Additionally to his work for feature films, he was a co-screenwriter of Yellow Submarine (1968).

During 2004, the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jack’s father was an agent for cartoonist-animator Winsor McCay, and during Mendelsohn’s childhood in Brooklyn, he was an avid reader of cartoonist Stan MacGovern’s off-beat New York Post comic strip, Silly Milly, an obvious influence on Mendelsohn’s cartoon style.

He died due to lung cancer.

Jack Mendelsohn passed away at 90 years old.

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