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Anne Beatts Dies: Pioneering ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer, ‘Square Pegs’ Creator Was 74

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Anne Beatts, an original Saturday Night Live writer who created some of the show’s earliest breakthrough characters, most notably the nerdy high schoolers Todd and Lisa Lupner, died yesterday.Her death was announced in a tweet by SNL original cast member Laraine Newman.

Additional details were not disclosed.Beatts, who also created the 1982 CBS sitcom Square Pegs starring Sarah Jessica Parker, began her career in comedy writing with a stint at National Lampoon magazine, becoming the Harvard Lampoon spin-off’s first female editor.

While there, she met and befriended Michael O’Donoghue, and the two would soon take part in the development of Lorne Michaels’ Saturday Night Live.Along with her writing partner Rosie Shuster, Beatts created such

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