TV writer, producer worked on
Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was suffering from
Meyerson is credited with developing "Welcome Back, Kotter" for television and worked as a writer, supervising producer and executive script consultant on the show, which aired on
Meyerson's other TV writing credits include scripts for "
Born July 12, 1931, in
Meyerson and Russell had two sons, Benjamin and Jason, before divorcing. He had another son, Lucas, with his second wife, Max Goldenson. His third and final marriage was to Nurit Wilde.
Singer and actress recorded 'A Sunday Kind of Love'
Fran Warren, a singer and actress whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra became one of the classic hits of the big band era, died March 4 of natural causes at her home in
Warren's career spanned more than 50 years with hits that included the Tony Martin duet "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Prayers)," the Lisa Kirk duet "Dearie" and "It's Anybody's Heart."
Warren frequently appeared and performed on the talk shows of
Born March 4, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y., she sang for Thornhill,
Max Jakobson, a former Finnish journalist and diplomat who helped shape his country's policy of neutrality during the Cold War, died March 9 of
— Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports