Wednesday, December 8, 2010
RIP Alan Armer
He won an Emmy for the 1960s ABC series
By Alexa Harrison
Alan Armer, known best for producing 1960s skein "The Fugitive," died
Dec. 5 of colon cancer in Century City, Calif. He was 88.
Armer produced 90 episodes of the ABC skein, starring David Janssen,
and won a Primetime Emmy and Edgar Allan Poe award for drama and best
episode in a TV series respectively.
He produced an episode of "My Friend Flicka," several episodes of
"Broken Arrow" and "Man Without a Gun" in the late 1950s. He also lent
his expertise to "The Untouchables" from 1961-62 as executive
Armer went on to produce for "The Invaders," "Lancer" and "Cannon,"
and television movies like 1973's "Birds of Prey" and "The Stranger."
Armer wrote three books on writing and direction for television:
"Writing the Screenplay: TV and Film," "Directing Television and
Film," and "Twenty Tested Television Playlets," which was co-written
with Walter E. Grauman.
He served as president of the Hollywood chapter of the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He also was a California
State U., Northridge, professor and upon retirement, donated $1
million to the school. In return, the university named the
cinematheque the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater after Armer and his
Survivors includes two daughters and two sons, six grandchildren and
Donations may be made to the Alcott Center for Mental Health at
ARMER, Alan A.
Born: 7/7/1922, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 12/5/2010, Century City, California, U.S.A.
Alan A. Armers westerns - producer:
My Friend Flicka (TV) -1956 [producer]
Broken Arrow (TV) - 1956-1958 [producer]
Man Without a Gun (TV) - 1957-1959 [producer]
Lancer (TV) - 1968-1970 [producer]