Mon, 04/13/2020

Remembering Saul Turteltaub

Saul Turteltaub

We’re sad to learn that writer/producer Saul Turteltaub passed away of natural causes at the age of 87 on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Turteltaub wrote for various variety and talk shows, including On Broadway Tonight, The Pat Boone Show, and The Carol Burnett Show, before he and partner Bernie Orenstein became producers on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show. Turteltaub and Orenstein then wrote for and produced That GirlSanford and Son, and produced What's Happening!! with Bud Yorkin. He also worked on Kate & Allie and Cosby.

Below are some selections from his 2016 interview:

On writing on The Carol Burnett Show:

On working with Marlo Thomas on That Girl:

On producing Sanford and Son:

On his proudest career achievement and how he'd like to be remembered:

Watch Saul Turteltaub's full interview and read his obituary in The Hollywood Reporter.