Jack Mendelsohn was born on November 8, 1926, and died on January 25, 2017.
He was an American writer-artist.
Jack worked in animation, comic strips and comic books.
He is an Emmy-nominated television comedy writer and story editor, he had numerous credits as a TV scripter, including Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Three’s Company, The Carol Burnett Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Additionally to his work for feature films, he was a co-screenwriter of Yellow Submarine (1968).
During 2004, the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jack’s father was an agent for cartoonist-animator Winsor McCay, and during Mendelsohn’s childhood in Brooklyn, he was an avid reader of cartoonist Stan MacGovern’s off-beat New York Post comic strip, Silly Milly, an obvious influence on Mendelsohn’s cartoon style.
He died due to lung cancer.
Jack Mendelsohn passed away at 90 years old.