Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cliff Levine

Sad to report that my father, Cliff Levine passed away Friday night.  He was 89, almost 90.  He was a remarkable man who leaves behind cherished memories, many terrific accomplishments, and three generations of family that love him and will be forever grateful that he was in our lives. 

115 comments :

Sérgio said...

My deepest condolences. I wish you and your family a lot of strength in this difficult time.

Joe Freeman said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ken. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wendy M. Grossman said...

I'm very sorry to hear this, Ken. I remember him giving us "network notes" at your Sitcom Room seminar.

wg

Marsha said...

I am so very sorry to hear this, Ken. May his memory always be for a blessing.

John Leader Alfenito said...

Very sorry to read of your Father's passing, Ken. You were fortunate to have him in your life for such a long time, which may not be much consolation to you right now, but hopefully will be going forward. My sincere condolences.

Robb Hyde said...

Having read the blog for some time, as well as your 60s book, I share a tiny bit of your loss in a very real way. Condolences.

sam said...

Sorry to hear that,Ken. Condolences.

Mark Stout said...

Sorry for your families loss Ken. Loved you two got to work together too.

Jim Martin said...

What a great photo! I'm very sorry for your loss.

Gary Campbell said...

I am so sorry, Ken.

DG said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Brule Eagan said...

My kindest thoughts and sympathetic sentiments are with you and your family, Ken. My heartfelt condolences.

Earl Boebert said...

Please accept my condolences as a member of your extended blogosphere family. Losing a father, especially a great one, leaves a void that can be coped with but never filled. Stay strong.

Rashad Khan said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, Ken. You and your loved ones are in my prayers.

Tim G said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Ken. He must have been so proud of you, in the same way you are proud of your children. It seems as if you are part of a remarkably cohesive family. I hope the good memories help you through the grief.

404 said...

So sorry to hear this, Ken. My condolences to you and your family.

Charles H Bryan said...

So sorry to hear this, Ken. My condolences to you and your family.

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Dan Reese said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ken. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Stephanie said...

So sorry for your loss.

Daniel said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Shrill1 said...

Sorry for your loss, Ken.

Harkaway said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. He lived in the things you wrote about him, and my thoughts go out to you and your family.

Michael said...

Ken, you and your family are in our thoughts. I hope it's some consolation that he got to live such a long and wonderful life.

Joyce said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Ken. From reading your writing, I know he was a great Dad.

katefate said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful picture.

Peter said...

My condolences, Ken. I hope his passing was peaceful. Wishing you and your family the best during this difficult time.

TomR said...

So sorry for your suffering, Ken. You and your family are in my thoughts, prayers, and chants today.

spmsmith said...

I've loved your posts where you talk about your dad. Please accept my condolences.

David Russell said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father, clearly a man of such influence and inspiration in your life. May you find comfort in the cherished memories of your times together.

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear ken. My sincere condolences.
Dave

estiv said...

So sorry to hear this. It was obvious from things you wrote how big an influence he had on you. May you and your family find some comfort in remembering what sounds like a life well-lived.

Glenn said...

Very sorry for your loss, Ken. Condolences to the family. I bet he was mighty proud of your accomplishments.

Hollywoodaholic said...

You had 89 years with your father, that's a pretty good run. But sympathies to you in this time of sadness.

Hollywoodaholic said...

Oops, didn't do the math. You had 60+ years with your father. THAT's a pretty good run.

Steve Boyko said...

So sorry for your loss, Ken.

Rick said...

I'm very sorry, Ken.

alopecia said...

There's nothing I or anyone else can say that will make the loss of your father hurt less. I wish there were.

My condolences to you and your family.

CRL said...

My condolences, Ken

Roseann said...

My condolences to you, Ken, and your family. I'm so sorry...

Curt Alliaume said...

So sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

John H said...

I'm sorry for your loss Ken.

Buttermilk Sky said...

I am so sorry. Condolences to you and your family.

Joseph said...

Very sorry to hear about your loss.

tb said...

sorry to hear it Ken. We'll keep an eye out for the the Maitre' Di ( however you spell it) at Annies on Almost Perfect. my sincere condolences to you and your family

Wally said...

Ken, Sorry for your family's loss. #RIP

Thumper said...

Aw, man... I am truly sorry.

suesea7 said...

Very sorry to hear this.

Sue in Seattle

Jeff Maxwell said...

This was offered to me at a difficult time. It was memorable. I pass it along with sincere condolences.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”

---Maya Angelou

Arlen Peters said...

I recall many times when you referring to your dad as "my hero". What a loving tribute to a man who exuded love just by looking at his pictures on your site. Never met him, but since I know you, I feel I know your dad. And that beautiful picture of your dad, you, your son and his son truly says it all. God Bless Cliff and the entire Levine family.

ELS said...

Greatest sympathy to you and your kith and kin. May his memory be for a blessing, and may the sad and painful memories pass quickly, to leave the wonderful and warm memories that I know you have.

Jason, former Writers Room participant said...

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

steve sims said...

My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family, Ken. Rest in Peace, Mr Levine.

Doug in Dallas said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Ken.

Cap'n Bob said...

You always spoke well of him and he seems to have been a good man. My condolences on your loss.

Mike Barer said...

What a beautiful picture. I lost my dad last year and still really miss him. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory forever be a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. Very sorry for your loss. You've brought a lot of laughs to my life since the later years of MASH (when I was old enough to start understanding the jokes) and especially Cheers, and I wish you many warm thoughts and condolences in return.

Kirk said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Andy Rose said...

I'm sorry to hear about this, Ken.

Steve B. said...

Loved reading about your father on this blog - so sorry for your loss.

Yossi Mandel said...

May his memory be a blessing.

Faithful Reader said...

Sincere condolences on your loss, Ken, from a longtime reader and fan of your work.

Barry Traylor said...

Very sorry

Kevin Johnston said...

My condolences on your loss.

Brent said...

I am sorry for your family's loss.

Jeannie said...

I loved your stories about your Dad. Sending virtual hugs from a longtime reader.

Lisa O. said...

So sorry to hear this. My condolences.

Diane D. said...

Only a son (or daughter) knows if his father was a hero. That you considered your father a hero tells the world everything they need to know about him. So sorry for the loss of your father, your hero.

norm said...

RIP..Cliff Levine

Corrie said...

So sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

"Cliffy, he was so spiffy". He'll be missed my a lot of his old broadcast/advertising pals.

cb said...

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. It was evident, however, that you were wise enough to appreciate and enjoy the time you did have together. Again, condolences.

Ray Morton said...

My condolences to you and your family, Ken.

Pizzagod said...

I'm sorry to hear this-and wow, were you ever blessed to have a loving father for so many years.

I'm sure that his life was a good one, and he took pride and pleasure in your accomplishments.

Eric said...

So very sorry for your loss, Ken.

benson said...

So very sorry for your loss. But a blessing that he was your hero. And that he got see his legacy.

May his Memory be Eternal.

Rich Shealer said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm glad that your family was close to him.

AJ Ford said...

Ken, I am very sorry to hear this. My condolences.

Stuart Raish said...

So sad to hear this...my prayers and condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed your stories of your Dad's days in LA radio.

Brian Phillips said...

Sympathies and prayers to you and your family.

slgc said...

My sincere condolences Ken. From your writings over the years, I can tell that Cliff was quite a man.

JoeyH said...

My condolences

Lorimartian said...

Ken, when a relatively healthy parent lives to that age (my mom was 94), you think they'll be around forever. While I never took that for granted, I didn't realize how emotionally unprepared I was to lose her when the time came. My heart goes out to you and your family. With deepest sympathy - Patricia

Anonymous said...

To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. Sorry for your loss. Janice B.

Gary Mack said...

Ken, I know how much your dad meant to you.
Fortunately, he knew it as well.
He will be with you always.

Pete Grossman said...

Ken, can't imagine the heartache. Wishing you, your family and all who knew your dad peace and strength during this trying time.

PJ said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

Jon Roth said...

My condolences.

Alan said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of your family and you.

Roger Owen Green said...

I had this friend since kindergarten, and I went to her mother's funeral. Someone said, "Well, you had 94 years with her." And my friend said, "But I wanted 95!" Condolences.

B McMolo said...

Very sorry to hear it, Ken. My sincere condolences to you and your family during this time.

Calvin Rydbom said...

Sorry for your loss Ken

Ted McCarthy said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Phil said...

My deepest condolences on your loss, Ken.

James Prichard said...

I'm very sorry about your father's passing. Perhaps you can take some solace in knowing how proud of you he must have been.

K.M. Richards said...

Ken, I know that we are only acquainted through PPB and mutual colleagues in the industry, but please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss regardless. No age is "too soon" for a parent to pass away.

Rory Wohl said...

Very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. From your blog and your books, it's clear what an important part of your life he was. My condolences.

Micah said...

So sorry to hear Ken.

RobEB said...

Ken, hard to believe it now, but things will get better. My condolences for you and your family.

Dave Creek said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My family will be thinking of yours today.

Hobbes said...

I'm so sorry to read of your dad's passing, Ken. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Craig Nesbit said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Mr. Levine.

Bob Mungovan said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Ken. You and yours will be in my thoughts today.

Neal Grinnell said...

So sorry for your loss Ken.

Brent Alles said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss, Ken. Thoughts with you and your family at this time.

John Hammes said...

Ken,

You are now part of a fraternity that none of us would prefer to be in, yet life puts us in this group, regardless of what our preferences would be. This is all of us. Joining this group, we now have the knowledge of what our own fathers and their fathers went through. They have taught us well, and we will continue to forward the life lessons and love our fathers have taught us, through their words and deeds, to our family and friends.

Your father will continue to smile down on you, and continue to encourage and look after you, through all your future endeavors, just as he did in this physical sphere.

My Dad also made it to 89. I would like to say that great minds think alike.

Take care.

Anne said...

We're so very sorry to hear of this, Ken. Our family sends thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Brian O. said...

So sorry to read of the loss of your father. If there are any charitable causes your father felt strongly about I'm sure more than a few of us would like to make a contribution in his memory.

Allan V said...

Very sorry for your loss, Ken. Our deepest sympathies to you and yours.

Scott said...

My prayers and condolences, Ken, to you and your family.

Nevin ":-)" said...

You make us smile, and he made you smile, so transitively, he made us smile too. Sorry for your loss, but dwell on the happy memories.

Anonymous said...

I just was able to check in this morning and saw this post. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I lost both of my parents (both in their mid to upper 80s with many, many health issues within 5 moths of each other in 2013) and even though you expect it, it isn't easy.

Prayers for your family.

Pam, St. Louis

Brian said...

My condolences for the loss of your Dad, Ken. I can tell from the posts about him, you loved him very much.

cadavra said...

Belated condolences. He and your mother did quality work.

The Bumble Bee Pendant said...

My deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences Ken. Hugs to your whole family.