Hollywood Writer Returns Homeless To Native Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) - A comedy writer who helped make Cleveland the
nationwide butt of jokes has returned homeless to his hometown.
But the people Jack Hanrahan once poked fun at are trying to get
him back on his feet.

The 74-year-old won an Emmy for "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
and wrote for other popular television shows of the 1960s and
1970s, including "Get Smart" and "The Waltons."

Friends say drugs took Hanrahan from riches to rags. The former
Beverly Hills resident arrived in Cleveland in December with only
the clothes on his back, a bag of tobacco and rolling papers.

Clevelanders have embraced Hanrahan following a story about the
writer's plight in The Plain Dealer this week and a social worker
has helped to place him with Veterans Affairs.