writer, comedian, pianist, composer, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment Jan. 13. He was 80.
He contributed material to Mary Tyler Moore's and Carol Burnett's TV shows. He shared a 1977-78 Emmy with Arthur Malvin for an Astaire-Rogers parody, Hi-Hat,
done on Burnett's show.
Freeman was a classically trained pianist, renowned wit and devoted theater archivist who embraced many entertainment media: radio, television, Broadway and recordings. His other television credits include Melody Tour
and a musical series called Three's Company.
He is survived by two brothers.