Bob Rubin, a New York City-based producer of ‘The Bob Rubin Show,’ dies at 88
Bob Rubin was a New Yorker-turned-TV producer whose shows like Bob’s Burgers, The Bob’s Burger Show and Bob’s Show with Bob were staples of the American TV landscape.
Rubin had a gift for bringing comedic talent to television and his early years as a stand-up writer made him a star.
The late Bob Rubin died at 88 on Saturday.
Rubin’s family announced the news via their Twitter account, which includes photos of him with his wife, Carol, and daughters, Olivia and Mary.
He was the first and only comedian to appear on a daytime talk show, The Dick Cavett Show, in 1969.
He had been working on a sitcom in the 1980s.
Rubin died after a long battle with cancer.
“Bob’s brilliant wit, humor and intelligence will always be treasured and admired by all who knew him and his incredible talent and vision,” the statement said.
“He will be missed and will be remembered for his many great laughs.”
He also appeared in The Cosby Show, on ABC.
Rubin was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Irish-American mother and a Jewish-American father.
He attended the University of New York at Potsdam, where he majored in political science.
Rubin graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and went on to work in TV.
He landed the job on The Bob in the 90s, where it would become a hit.
He then moved on to other television projects, including The Bob Newhart Show and The Bob & Doug Show.
He starred on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and also hosted the Bob’s Place.
In 2010, Rubin appeared in the film and TV adaptation of Peter Sellers novel The Last Laugh.
Rubin also produced the TV show The Bob Rubin Mysteries.
He died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 87.