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Saturday Night Live writer who broke up the boys' club

Apr 26, 2021 - The Independent UK

Anne Beatts broke into the boys' club of comedy as a writer at National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live, where she helped shape the show's brash, bold and gleefully irreverent sensibility before creating a television series of her own with the sitcom Square Pegs.

She died on 7 April at her home in West Hollywood, California. She was 74. Her longtime writing and producing partner, Eve Brandstein, confirmed the death but said she did not know the cause.

Beatts had written for National ...