Sol Saks

Sol Saks (December 13, 1910 – April 16, 2011) was an American screenwriter best known as the creator of the television sitcom Bewitched.

Sol Saks
Saul Saks

(1910-12-13)December 13, 1910
New York City
DiedApril 16, 2011(2011-04-16) (aged 100)
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeCremation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1953–2005

Life and careerEdit

Saks was born in New York City, to Jewish parents. He attended Harrison High School in Chicago.[1]

He was a radio actor as a child.[1] He later wrote for radio and TV series such as My Favorite Husband, Mr. Adams and Eve, and I Married Joan.[2]

Saks wrote the screenplay for Cary Grant's last film, the comedy Walk, Don't Run.[2] At the time of its release, Time said his dialogue on that film "bristles amiably from first to last."[3]

He wrote The Craft of Comedy Writing,[4] published by Writer's Digest Books.


Saks died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia on April 16, 2011,[2] at the age of 100, in Los Angeles, California.[5]

He was survived by his wife Sandra, daughter Mary Spivey, son Daniel Saks, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.


  1. ^ a b Sol Saks from Chicago Public Schools
  2. ^ a b c Bewitched creator Sol Saks dies aged 100 from BBC News
  3. ^ Cinema: Olympic Clowning from Time magazine
  4. ^ 1985, ISBN 0-89879-192-8
  5. ^ Bewitched creator dies at 100 from Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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