Marjorie Gross

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Marjorie Gross
Born(1956-04-18)April 18, 1956
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedJune 7, 1996(1996-06-07) (aged 40)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationTelevision writer and producer

Marjorie Gross (April 18, 1956 – June 7, 1996) was a Canadian television writer and producer. She wrote for such shows as Newhart, The Larry Sanders Show, Square Pegs, Get a Life, and Seinfeld.[1]


She wrote four episodes of Seinfeld: "The Fusilli Jerry", "The Understudy", "The Shower Head" and "The Secretary".

She was the first cousin of Canadian comedian and writer Spencer Rice.


During her battle with ovarian cancer early in 1996 she wrote an article, "Cancer Becomes Me", for The New Yorker. She tried to find humor in the situation by joking that she wanted to hold on until November 1996, so that she would not have to risk being re-incarnated as Madonna's child (as Madonna was pregnant). Gross died in June 1996 at age 40.

Seinfeld's eighth-season premiere, "The Foundation", was dedicated in her memory.


  1. ^ Dinita Smith (June 16, 1996). "Marjorie Gross, 40, Producer And Writer for TV's 'Seinfeld'". The New York Times.

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