Talented teleplay writer George Tibbles broke into show business in the late '40s, penning music and lyrics for film shorts. In 1949, he became an Oscar-nominated lyricist when his "Woody Woodpecker Song" garnered notice in the comedy short "Wet Blanket Policy." In 1953, he began writing for television on the sitcom "Life with Elizabeth," which starred Betty White. He also served as producer on the series. In 1957, he re-teamed with White on "Date with the Angels," where he again served as writer and producer. Next came a string of gigs on family comedies like "Dennis the Menace," "Leave It to Beaver," "The Munsters," and "My Three Sons," a series Tibbles produced in its first year and wrote for throughout its 12-season run. In 1966, he went western with the short-lived "Pistols 'n' Petticoats," working as writer and returning to his musical roots composing music for the series. Between "My Three Sons," and penning episodes of "The Brady Bunch," "Maude," and "Different Strokes," Tibbles was a busy man in the '70s. After writing on such popular sitcoms and "One Day at a Time," "Silver Spoons," "Charles in Charge," and "Who's the Boss?" Tibbles died on Valentine's Day, 1987.