Lila Garrett Death – American television screenwriter and radio host, Lila Garrett has passed away. She died on February 1, 2020. Lila Garrett was born in Brooklyn, New York.
She was a former resident of the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital. She wrote for the sitcoms The Second Hundred Years (co-wrote episodes 10 and 13 with Bernie Kahn), My Favorite Martian, All in the Family, and Bewitched. She co-wrote with Bernie Kahn and Stu Billett the 1971 Disney TV movie The Barefoot Executive.
An anti-war activist, Garrett’s political engagement includes founding Americans Against War with Iraq, serving as a DNC delegate for presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, presiding as President over the South California chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action and becoming a founding member of Progressive Democrats of America.
She hosted KPFK’s Connect the Dots on Pacifica Radio, interviewing left-leaning luminaries and often closing her show with “The arms industry has neither allies nor enemies, only customers.” Garrett was also a frequent contributor to the online magazine LA Progressive.
RIP: WGAW member / TV writer Lila Garrett (Bewitched, All in the Family, Maude, Barney Miller, The Nanny, Petticoat Junction) has died at age 94… 11/21/25 – 2/1/20
RIP: WGAW member / TV writer Lila Garrett (Bewitched, All in the Family, Maude, Barney Miller, The Nanny, Petticoat Junction) has died at age 94… 11/21/25 – 2/1/20https://t.co/dbaAEMGEEo
— Writers Guild of America West (@WGAWest) February 12, 2020
Lila Co-wrote episodes of GET SMART, BEWITCHED and ALL IN THE FAMILY, and won an Emmy for MOTHER OF THE BRIDE and THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T LOSE, both comedies with a feminist orientation.
Lila will be missed by peace activists everywhere, as well as her children April Garrett and Eliza Roberts; sons in law Eric Roberts and Aaron Laub; grandkids Keaton Simons, Morgan S, Arielle Laub, Louie Laub, and her great granddaughter Georgia Windsor Simons.Contributions in Lila’s name can be made to KPFK, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 91604, and Progressive Democrats of America (Atten: Kimberly Buchan), P.O. Box 150064, Grand Rapids, MI 49515.