Lila Garrett – RIP
Alan Minsky for Mike Fox, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team.
Long time Anti-War activist, TV screenwriter, and PDA National Advisory Board Member died on Saturday. Lila was born in 1925, she was 94 years old.
Lila was a television screenwriter and radio host. She wrote for the sitcoms The Second Hundred Years, My Favorite Martian, All in the Family and Bewitched. She co-wrote with Bernie Kahn and Stu Billett the 1971 Disney TV movie The Barefoot Executive.
An anti-war activist, Garrett’s political engagement includes founding Americans Against War with Iraq, serving as a DNC delegate for presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, presiding as President over the South California chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action and becoming a founding member of Progressive Democrats of America.
For years Lila hosted KPFK’s Connect the Dots on Pacifica Radio in Los Angles. She interviewing left-leaning activists and often closing her show with “The arms industry has neither allies nor enemies, only customers.” Garrett is also frequent contributor to the online magazine LA Progressive.
The PDA family, practically those in Southern California who knew her so well are going to miss her . Lila Garrett PRESENTÉ !