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David Lloyd (writer)

David Lloyd
Born David Gibbs Lloyd
(1934-07-07)July 7, 1934
Bronxville, New York, USA
Died November 10, 2009(2009-11-10) (aged 75)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Occupation screenwriter and producer

David Gibbs Lloyd (July 7, 1934 – November 10, 2009) was an American screenwriter and producer for television.

He wrote for many popular and award-winning sitcoms, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frasier and Wings. Lloyd wrote the Emmy-winning "Chuckles Bites the Dust", an episode of the long-running Mary Tyler Moore Show. He won an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series" in 1976.[1]


He was the father of Stephen and Christopher, both of whom are television writers. He also has three other children, Julie, Amy, and Douglas with his wife Arline.


He died on November 10, 2009, aged 75, from prostate cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, California.[2]

The November 18, 2009 episode of Modern Family (which was co-created by his son Christopher), "Great Expectations", on ABC ended with an "In Memory" screen dedicating the episode to David's life and quoting the famous line from "Chuckles Bites the Dust": "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."



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