This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He worked on M*A*S*H from 1979 to 1983, first as a writer and later as a producer as well. In 2016, Mumford was interviewed by the Television Academy Foundation for its Archive of American Television (now known as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television) both on his own and with Dan Wilcox. May the words of 1 Thessalonians 4:14 give you comfort and hope. Thad Mumford, an Emmy-winning TV writer and producer on “The Electric Company,” “M*A*S*H,” “ALF” and “A Different World,” died on Sept. 6. Scriptwriter and producer Thad Mumford died September 6th at the age of 67. Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2018. Required fields are marked *. The Brooks Brothers store in Bev Hills should be wearing a black armband. Your email address will not be published. Mumford died Sept. 6 in Silver Spring, Maryland, his cousin John Sims announced. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. interviewed by the Television Academy Foundation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhJLBk-Q9k, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9V4SQY1nc. Mumford started his career in television in 1971 as a writer on the PBS kid’s show The Electric Company. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. She was 76. The two also contributed the story for “Death Takes a Holiday,” alongside Burt Metcalfe. In an obituary, John Hay affectionately referred to him as "Little Tad". When someone you love becomes a memory, they become a treasure in your heart forever. A cause of death … The cause of death has been variously referred to as tuberculosis, a pleuristic attack, pneumonia, or congestive heart failure. And so people were challenged to do their best and they did. Thank you for stopping by and please hit the subscribe button and get email notifications every time we post. Mumford won an Emmy Award in 1973 for his work on The Electric Company. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhJLBk-Q9k, And here’s another song he wrote as well that’s really enjoyable: And so there was respect and there was collegiality and there were– I mean, it was fun to go to work.”. Another obituary can be found at The Wrap. They also co-wrote the fifth installment of Roots: The Next Generation. “I’d like to be remembered as somebody who did good work,” he explained, “and work that is lasting and meaningful.”. Please understand there is NO disrespect intended to any of those souls who are featured on this site. Mumford and Wilcox became producers on M*A*S*H during Season 10 and served in that capacity until the show ended. I was honestly surprised when I saw his name pop up in Monday’s “In Memoriam” segment on the Emmys show. Dan Wilcox shared memories of Mumford with Variety for its Thad Mumford obituary. Try to look upon death as a friend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9V4SQY1nc. MASH4077TV.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our. Don't know why. Please think of this website as a living breathing 24/7/365 obituary page. We had a vegetable strainer in the MASH room. They became regular writing partners in the late 1970s, writing episodes of shows like The Waverly Wonders, Angie, and Alice. Mumford and Wilcox became producers on M*A*S*H during Season 10 and served in that capacity until the show ended. That block turned out to be the home of many super talented people. Karen Hall, who worked as a writer and story editor on M*A*S*H from 1981 to 1983, shared the following on Twitter: RIP Thad Mumford. Thad was among them. No cause of death was immediately revealed, but Santana was hospitalized in October with kidney and liver failure. Hutchison, the singer of the indie folk rock band Frightened Rabbit, was found dead in South Queensferry, Scotland on May 11. My favorite memory of Thad Mumford is him playing air guitar, one leg straight out as he hopped around the room, singing "Oh Boy" by Buddy Holly, with the vegetable strainer on his head. Share THADDEUS's life story with friends and family. With writing partner Dan Wilcox, Mumford helped pen 16 episodes, beginning with “Are You Now, Margaret?” in 1979 and ending with “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” in 1983. O’Connor also starred in the Terry Gilliam films “Brazil” and “Jabberwocky”, Derrick O’Connor in 'Lethal Weapon 2' (Warner Bros). Lincoln's death occurred at the Clifton House hotel in Chicago. Thaddeus Quentin Mumford Died peacefully at home on August 3, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. It is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by The Fair Credit Reporting Act and should not be used to determine an individual's eligibility for personal credit or employment, or to assess risk associated with any business transactions such as tenant screening. MASH4077TV.com Copyright © 1999-2020 RJ. I was fortunate enough to know Thad and Gloria through our water exercise classes over many years.Thad was always so kind and caring.He and Gloria added so much joy to our classes. Funeral services were held for Lincoln in his brother Robert's home in Chicago. Other episodes the Mumford-Wilcox team wrote or co-wrote include “Bottle Fatigue,” “A War for All Seasons,” “Identity Crisis,” “Heroes,” and “As Time Goes By.”. My sincere condolences. In 1974, the two wrote their first script for an ABC sitcom called That’s My Mama. My wish for you--whatever brings you comfort at this sad time. INSTANT DEATH RECORDS SEARCH. Press J to jump to the feed. — Karen Hall (@khallwalker) September 9, 2018. “At every level, everyone did their best,” Mumford recalled of M*A*S*H. “I mean, that was the mandate. The two also contributed the story for “Death Takes a Holiday,” alongside Burt Metcalfe. Learn how your comment data is processed. May your treasured memories fill your heart with love & bring you peace. It’s around that time that he met Wilcox. I honestly can’t say much about his work on M*A*S*H, as he came around during a time after which I felt the show jumped the shark, however, he (and Dan Wilcox as well) was a script and songwriter for SESAME STREET prior to M*A*S*H. In fact, perhaps his biggest Sesame hit is this old gem that he not only wrote, but provided vocals for as well: Writer and Producer Thad Mumford DEAD @ 67, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang DEAD @ 61. Born February 14, 1923, in Rockingham, NC to Thomas A. Mumford and Ruth Woodard Mumford. That was the first I’d heard of his passing, and I was wondering how long ago that had happened. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. All Rights Reserved. I knew Thad Mumford and his brother Jeff as young people growing up on 17th Street in DC. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. He was 67. In 2014, Mumford was one of more than a dozen people interviewed about M*A*S*H. Portions of these interviews later aired in 2015 on MeTV as part of a special three-hour “MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale” presentation. RIP he was a good one.. Thad Mumford, a pioneering African-American writer and producer on series including M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show, Maudeand ALF, has died. I sat next to him every day for two years, ate lunch with him just about every day for two years, and loved him and his humor and silliness for the many years that we were friends. Thad Mumford At a time when nearly all network television writers were white, Thad Mumford crossed the color barrier. According to his IMDb profile, his last credit is a 2002 episodes of Soul Food. Please Note: The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only. Writer and Producer Thad Mumford DEAD @ 67 Best known for his work on 'M*A*S*H,' 'ALF,' and as an Emmy winner for the PBS children's show, 'The Electric Company.' ', Find A Grave is a comprehensive site that, Sondra Locke, Oscar-Nominated Actress and Longtime Clint Eastwood Partner, DEAD @ 74, Nora Johnson, author of ‘The World of Henry Orient,’ DEAD @ 84. (Never occurred to me to ask.) Thad Mumford, from the 1980 PBS “Making M*A*S*H” documentary. Discuss: How Would Frank and Charles Interact? Thanks for providing the report here. He worked as a producer on The Duck Factory, ALF, and A Different World. I will always be grateful to have had the privilege of knowing Thad and send my love and deep caring to Gloria, the Mumford family and everyone else touched by this wonderful man. Best known for his work on 'M*A*S*H,' 'ALF,' and as an Emmy winner for the PBS children's show, 'The Electric Company. From 1996 to 2006, he worked on Blue’s Clues as both a writer and a producer. He was nominated in 1981, 1982, and 1983 for M*A*S*H. In 1980, Mumford and Wilcox won a WGA Award for writing “Are You Now, Margaret?” The pair were later nominated in 1981, 1982, and 1984. Thursday, September 20th, 2018 Update: Scriptwriter Ken Levine has posted a nice tribute to Thad Mumford at his blog. "M*A*S*H" TM & © Twentieth Century Fox/The Walt Disney Company. Your email address will not be published. This is not an automated site; everyone featured here on Non-Stop Deathwatch has been curated because they are interesting, famous, or infamous. Here’s an excerpt in which the two recall how they joined the M*A*S*H writing staff: As part of his individual interview, Mumford was asked how he’d like to be remember. DAVE BARRETT CBS Radio News Anchor and Reporter DE... Music Promotion Man (and friend) Jim Del Balzo DEA... CHRISTOPHER LAWFORD, JFK'S NEPHEW DEAD @ 63. In 1979, the two joined the writing staff on M*A*S*H. Following the end of M*A*S*H, Mumford went on to write episodes of shows like Alf, A Different World, Coach, and Roc. I am grateful for the friendship Thaddeus and Gloria Mumford shared with my parents--C. Mason & Beulah Quick, and for the kindness and generosity I experienced.