U.S. variety TV show writer SHELDON KELLER has died. He was 85.
Keller had been suffering from complications from Alzheimer's disease for several years and died at his home in Valencia, California on Monday (01Sep08).
He was a respected writer in Hollywood, collaborating with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner on 1950s sketch comedy show Caesar's Hour.
Keller went on to write variety shows for superstars including Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren and DICk Van Dyke.
He won an Emmy in 1966 for a show he wrote for entertainer Carol Channing.
His son Casey Keller says, "He was on one of the greatest shows on television. It created a huge reputation for him that lasted for many years."
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