Gary David Goldberg Dies, 68

Writer, Producer Best Known for Creating 'Family Ties,' Cocreator of 'Spin City'
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Television writer and producer Gary David Goldberg died Saturday from brain cancer at his Montecito, Calif. home. He was 68.

Goldberg is best known for creating the sitcom that launched Michael J. Fox's career, Family Ties, which ran on NBC from 1982-89. Goldberg also cocreated the former ABC series Spin City, which also starred Fox. Goldberg also wrote episodes of acclaimed series M*A*S*H and The Bob Newhart Show.

He is also known for the end credits during all of his series, which famously ended with a photo of his Black Labrador Retriever in front of the Louvre in Paris, with Goldberg saying, "Sit, Ubu, sit! Good dog," followed by a bark.