Al Gordon Dies at 89

Al Gordon Dies At 89
Comedian Jack Benny, center, is surrounded by his writers -- from left, Sam Perrin, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon and George Balzar. (Los Angeles Times / May 18, 1996)

Al Gordon, an Emmy-winning comedy writer who worked most of his career for Jack Benny’s show, has died at the age of 89. He died Wednesday of age-related causes in Los Angeles. His career began after World War II, and he became famous for teaming with his comedy partner Hal Goldman and working for Jack Benny for 24 yearsβ€”they also wrote for stars like Carol Burnett and the Smothers Brothers.