Jack Rose, comedy writer and producer who began writing gags for Milton Berle and radio lines for Bob Hope before moving to Hollywood screenplays, has died. He was 87.
Rose, who co-wrote and produced such Cary Grant perennials as “Houseboat,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Screenplays with the Rose comedic touch included “The Paleface,” “Sorrowful Jones,” “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady, “On Moonlight Bay,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “April in Paris.”
Other memorable Rose films included “The Five Pennies,” “Papa’s Delicate Condition,” “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” and, in 1981, “The Great Muppet Caper.”
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