Film/TV Writer And Hollywood Executive Was 87 – Deadline

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Joel Rapp, who had writing or co-composing credits on 16 function movies and much more than 250 classic sitcoms, died Wednesday at dwelling. He was 87 and no trigger of demise was supplied by his spouse and children.

Born on May possibly 22, 1934 in New York City, Rapp grew up Beverly Hills in a family members regarded as section of Hollywood royalty. His father, Philip Rapp, created radio series The Bickersons and Baby Snooks. His godmother was actress and singer Fanny Brice, and his godfather was actor-singer Eddie Cantor.

Joel Rapp went on to work with director Roger Corman on several movies and wrote for these kinds of television hits as Gilligan’s Island, The Lucy Exhibit, McHale’s Navy, My Beloved Martian, The Patty Duke Exhibit, The Joey Bishop Present and The Donna Reed Present.

Later, he became VP Comedy Improvement at Common Shots. But in a departure, he remaining that posture in 1969 to go after two different passions: indoor gardening and cooking.

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Rapp grew to become known as “Mr. Mother Earth, Plant Male to the Stars” immediately after launching a thriving indoor plant company. He authored 14 textbooks on indoor gardening and cooking and used a lot more than a ten years on Are living with Regis and Kathie Lee as their regular gardening qualified, even though also dispensing gardening information on WABC-AM in New York.

Survivors incorporate his spouse of 36 yrs, Susan Stoller Rapp his daughters, Lisa Stanley and Danielle Lawrence son-in-regulation Michael Lawrence grandchildren Hannah and Sophie Lawrence and a brother, Paul Rapp. No memorial plans have been declared.