Jack Gross

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for the American film and television producer please see Jack J. Gross
Jack Gross Jr. (February 4, 1929 – December 14, 2007) was an American film screenwriter and television situation comedy writer.


He was born on February 4, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] His father, Jack O. Gross, founded KFMB-TV, the first television station in San Diego in May 1949.[1] His brother Laurence Gross was an entertainment critic on KNSD.

He wrote the screenplays for Clay Pigeon and Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974).[2] On television, he wrote episodes of Gilligan's Island, Diff'rent Strokes and My Favorite Martian.[2]

He died on December 14, 2007 in La Jolla, California.[1]

His son is Josh E. Gross, the publisher of the Beverly Hills Weekly.