2 min readApr 8, 2021


Anne Beatts’ Cause of Death at 74; Sudden and Mysterious

The great comedy writer Anne Beatts’ cause of death is not announced yet, but her death news was confirmed by her longtime friend Rona Edwards.

On Wednesday, April 7, she passed away at her home in West Hollywood at the age of 74.

Anne Beatts helped launch “Saturday Night Live” and created the cult-favorite sitcom “Square Pegs” in the 1980s. She was also the first female supporting editor to National Lampoon.

Anne was a revered figure in comedy series, given her lengthy resume. She and her writing partner Rosie Shuster were among the very few women to work on “SNL” at the time of its debut on NBC in 1975.

What is Anne Beatts’ Cause of Death?

In the early 1980s, Beatts produced the CBS comedy “Square Pegs,” which was a launching pad for Sarah Jessica Parker. The series was revolving around a group of awkward high school students, reflecting the burgeoning youth culture of the 1980s. But the show was stopped due to low ratings after a one-season run in 1982-1983.

On “SNL,” Rosie Shuster and Anne Beatts created some of the most memorable early sketches and characters, including Todd and Lisa Lupner, Uncle Roy, Laraine Newman’s Child Psychiatrist, Irwin Mainway, and Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute.

Beatts was tapped as showrunner of “The Stephanie Miller Show,” in 1995, a syndicated late-night strip that ran for one season.

She worked as an instructor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in recent years.




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