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Stu Silver: The Talented Screenwriter Behind ‘Throw Momma From The Train’ Passes Away at 76

Stu Silver, ‘Throw Momma From The Train’ Screenwriter, Dies At 76

In a poignant loss for the film industry, Stu Silver, the renowned screenwriter best known for his work on the beloved 1987 comedy “Throw Momma From The Train,” has passed away at the age of 76. The news of his passing came on July 18 in Rochester, NY, where he succumbed to complications related to prostate cancer, as confirmed by his son.

Remembering Stu Silver: Versatile Talent and Award-Winning Screenwriter

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Stu Silver, born in 1947, started his career in acting on Broadway with notable credits like “Dance With Me.” His writing talent emerged while working on the sitcom “Soap” from 1978 to 1981. Throughout his career, he was involved in acting, producing, and writing, contributing to TV shows like ‘It’s A Living’ (1980-1989), ‘Brothers’ (1984-1985), and ‘Good Grief’ (1990-1991).

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Notably, he received two CableACE Awards for ‘Brothers’ and ‘Comic Relief’ and a People’s Choice Award for ‘Webster.’ In his later years, Silver returned to Rochester and remained active in local theater.

The Legacy of ‘Throw Momma From The Train’ Screenwriter, Stu Silver

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Stu Silver, the screenwriter of “Throw Momma From The Train,” drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” where two characters plot to solve each other’s problems through murder. The movie marked Danny DeVito’s directorial debut and achieved box office success, receiving nominations for multiple acting awards.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his loved ones, and he is survived by his son, Daniel.