Gary David Goldberg, a television producer best known for creating the sitcom Family Ties, died yesterday of brain cancer. He was 68 years old.
The Emmy Award winner met his wife in Greenwich Village in 1969. He described the couple many times as a pair of hippies and based the aforementioned Michael J. Fox series around their relationship.
Goldberg broke into show business in the mid-1970s when he wrote scripts for The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, The Tony Randall Show and The Last Resort.