Michael “Mickey” Ross was an American screenwriter and television producer. Born and raised in New York City to a Jewish family, Ross graduated from City College of New York City in 1939. Subsequently, he then served as a bomber pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Ross, together with writing partners Don Nicholl and Bernard West, were writers/producers for All in the Family, for which Ross won an Emmy in 1973, The Jeffersons, and Three’s Company. Ross and West continued as executive producers of Three’s Company after the death of partner Nicholl in 1980, also producing the spin-off shows The Ropers and Three’s a Crowd.