The Married With Children Cast

Hollywood's Married With Children creator Ron Leavitt has died of lung cancer at the age of 60 at his home in California. Married With Children star Ed O’Neill says, "He had a very original way of thinking in terms of comedy. He was a brilliant comedic writer." Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, Leavitt graduated with a degree in journalism from the University Of Miami and started his career as a reported in Florida.In 1977, he started to write for the Adam Arkin TV sitcom Busting Loose. Leavitt went on to produce shows including Laverne & Shirley, The Jeffersons and Silver Spoons.But he will be best remembered for creating Married With Children in 1987.The show, about a misanthropic salesman and his family life at home, ran for 10 years.