Anne Beatts, Saturday Night Live comedy writer, dies at 74
Anne Beatts, a world-leading comedy writer with a taste for sweetness on the original staff of “Saturday Night Live” and created the cult sitcom “Square Pegs,” has passed away at 74.
Beats died on 7 April at her home in West Hollywood, as reported by her close friend Rona Edwards. Edwards, a film producer and a fellow faculty member at Chapman University, did not know the reason for death.
Starting from 1975 until its five seasons, Beatts was one of those skillful writers who helped make Saturday Night Live a cultural phenomenon. With Shuster, Anne would invent the beloved young nerds.
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Beatts drew upon her own acknowledged background as an outsider in high school for her own series “Square Pegs.” when we look into nerds, She and Rosie managed those characters with love.
Anne Beatts was originally from Buffalo, New York, who lived with her family in Somers. She was raised among readers and joke letters and spoke of honing her own wit.
She got a big stint writing comedy for National Lampoon magazine after attending McGill University. Anne quit the magazine in the fall of the 1970s due to being overlooked by the mostly make a staff. At that time, she dated her fellow writer Michael O’Donoghue.
Other writings and credits of Beatts include Murphy Brown, The Bells of Bleeker Street, A Different World, and Leader of the Pack. Beatt’s cause of death was not revealed at the time of publication. She is survived by her daughter Jaylene, sister Barbara and her two nieces Jennifer and Kate Dreger.
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