When we talk about Ed's personal life matters, he was a married man and it is said that he was divorced thrice. He was also the father of two children.
In 1950s, he began his partnership with Norman Lear and start writing several monologues for Danny Thomas. They also wrote several times for Ford Star Revue. Something went on in their partnership and then he began working solo and started writing for stars like George Gobel, Dinah Shore and many more. He was also the head writer in the show Carol Burnett. He was honored with Emmy Awards for five different times. He died an unfortunate death in 1998.