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Thomas Avery (Tom) Whedon

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Birthplace: New York City, United States, New York, New York, United States
Death: March 23, 2016 (83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, United States (Kidney Failure)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ogden Whedon and Louise Caroll (Carroll) Whedon
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Ann Lee (Jeffries) Whedon
Father of Jed Whedon; Zack Whedon; Joss Whedon; Private and Matthew Whedon
Brother of Private

Occupation: Screenwriter, Television Producer, Television Writer
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About Thomas Avery (Tom) Whedon

Tom Whedon is an American television screenwriter and son of 1950s TV screenwriter John Whedon. He and first wife, political activist Lee Stearns, are the parents of Film and TV Screenwriter Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse). Tom and second wife, Pam Webber, are the parents of scriptwriter Zack Whedon (Deadwood).

He was an original writer for the 1950-60s children's television show Captain Kangaroo. As early as 1964, he collaborated with Jon Stone on a concept for a puppet-centered children's television series using the fairy-tale Cinderella as a basis. During this process, they became acquainted with the creative, but then relatively unknown, Jim Henson and his Muppets. The trio went on to make the Hey, Cinderella! TV special for ABC in 1970.

In the 1970s, Tom Whedon (along with Stone) worked for the Children's Television Workshop, becoming head writer for the award winning show The Electric Company. Additional writing credits include the more adult fare of The Dick Cavett Show, Benson, Alice, and The Golden Girls.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Whedon

Thomas Avery "Tom" Whedon (August 3, 1932 – March 23, 2016) was an American television screenwriter.

Life and career

Whedon was born in New York City, New York. He was the son of Louise Carroll (Angell) and 1950s TV screenwriter John Whedon. He and his first wife, political activist Ann Lee (née Jeffries) Stearns, are the parents of film and TV screenwriter Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Marvel's The Avengers). Tom and his second wife, Pam Webber, are the parents of screenwriter and musician Jed Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and scriptwriter Zack Whedon (Fringe, Deadwood).

He was an original writer for the 1950-60s children's television show Captain Kangaroo.

As early as 1964, he collaborated with Jon Stone on a concept for a puppet-centered children's television series using the fairy-tale Cinderella as a basis. During this process, they became acquainted with the creative, but then relatively unknown, Jim Henson and his Muppets. The trio went on to make the Hey, Cinderella! TV special for ABC in 1970.

In the 1970s, Tom Whedon (along with Stone) worked for the Children's Television Workshop, becoming head writer for the award winning show The Electric Company. Additional writing credits include the more adult fare of The Dick Cavett Show, Benson, Alice, and The Golden Girls.

Whedon died on March 23, 2016, surrounded by family, according to an Instagram post by his son Jed Whedon.

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Thomas Avery (Tom) Whedon's Timeline

1932
August 3, 1932
New York, New York, United States
1964
June 23, 1964
New York, New York, New York, United States
1974
July 18, 1974
1979
August 14, 1979
2016
March 23, 2016
Age 83
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, United States