Writer-actor Lorenzo Music

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 6, 2005

Whatever happened to Lorenzo Music, the doorman on Rhoda?
—Gene P., Wyoming

The writer/actor/producer whose distinctive voice came over the intercom on Rhoda, and who went on to do the voice of Garfield the cat, died at age 64 in 2001. Born in New York City and raised in Duluth, Minn., Music worked in a comedy team with his wife, Henrietta, for eight years. He went on to write for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, winning an Emmy for his work, serve as a story editor on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and create Rhoda with his partner David Davis. Though he never was seen, his voice became a regular character, Carlton the doorman. Music died at his Los Angeles home and was survived by his wife and their four children.