HENNING, RUTH MARGARET - Miller County, Missouri | RUTH MARGARET HENNING - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Ruth Margaret HENNING

Tuscumbia Cemetery
Miller County,

Sep. 16, 1911 Independence Jackson Co Missouri
Mar. 25, 2005 Burbank Los Angeles Co California
Parents: William Charles Henning, Sophia Louise Albers
Television Producer: He created and produced "The Beverly Hillbillies" in 1962, "Petticoat Junction" (1963), and "Green Acres" (1965).

Nov. 23, 1913 Missouri
Jan. 15, 2002 Los Angeles Los Angeles Co California
August Benjamin Barth (1884 - 1945)
Alice Eliza Burris Barth (1883 - 1969)

Paul Henning, 93; Created 'Beverly Hillbillies,' Other Comedies for TV
March 26, 2005|Dennis McLellan | Times Staff Writer

Paul Henning, the television writer and producer who created "The Beverly Hillbillies," which became one of the biggest hits of the 1960s and spawned the popular rural-comedy spinoffs "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres," died Friday. He was 93.

Henning, who had a series of minor strokes in recent years, died of natural causes at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, his family said.

After writing for radio's "Fibber McGee and Molly" in the late 1930s, Henning wrote for George Burns and Gracie Allen's radio and television shows. He also created, produced and wrote "The Bob Cummings Show," a popular situation comedy about a wolfish photographer; it ran from 1955 to 1959.

Inspired in part by memories of camping trips to the Ozarks as a Boy Scout, Henning came up with a fish-out-of-water idea for a series that made television history: A "poor mountaineer" unexpectedly strikes oil and moves his newly wealthy family out of a cabin in the Ozarks into a mansion in the hills of Beverly.

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