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Larry Tucker; Film and TV Producer, Writer

Sunday, April 8, 2001

Larry Tucker, 67, producer and writer of such films as "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice."

Born in Philadelphia, Tucker had an eclectic career working as an actor and a prolific writer and producer for motion pictures and television.

After working with humorist Mort Sahl at the Hungry i music and comedy club in San Francisco, Tucker joined Paul Mazursky and began writing for such TV staples as "The Danny Kaye Show." Tucker and Mazursky developed, wrote and produced the mid-1960s TV series "The Monkees" and followed that success with the movies "Alice B. Toklas" in 1968 and 1969's "Bob & Carol," which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Tucker's more recent TV shows as writer and producer included the 1980s series "Mr. Merlin," "Jennifer Slept Here," "Teachers Only" and "Stir Crazy."

As an actor, Tucker appeared in such films as the 1962 "Advise and Consent" and the 1971 "Angels Hard as They Come."

[He died] on Sunday in Los Angeles of complications of multiple sclerosis and cancer.