Late Emmy-winning writer left $10 million for needy care

Late Emmy Award-winning television comedy writer Mickey Ross has donated more than $10 million, as well as half of his TV residuals from such shows as "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Three's Company," to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

Ross, who was a writer, director and producer, died last year at 89 and his wife Irene died in 2000. They had no children.

Foundation president Marvin Schotland says the money will establish an endowment fund named for Mickey Ross. The bequest is earmarked to assist Los Angeles organizations that provide food, shelter and medical care to the needy.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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