PASSINGS: Arthur Bernard Lewis, Eugene S. Goodwin



Writer, editor and

producer on ‘Dallas’


Arthur Bernard Lewis, 84, a veteran TV writer who wrote 69 episodes of “Dallas” and also served as executive story editor and supervising producer for the long-running CBS prime-time soap opera, died of complications from pneumonia Oct. 30 at Sherman Oaks Hospital, his family announced.

Lewis worked on “Dallas” as a writer and executive story editor beginning in 1978, its first season. He was a supervising producer for 113 episodes, starting in 1981. After the show ended its regular run in 1991, Lewis came back to write the scripts for the TV movies “Dallas: J.R. Returns” (1996) and “Dallas: The War of the Ewings” (1998).

Lewis, who was born Jan. 15, 1926, and grew up in New York, wrote for “ Hawaii Five-0” and various other prime-time TV series before settling on “Dallas.” He also worked on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital.”


Longtime lawyer in

entertainment industry


Eugene S. “Bud” Goodwin, 95, a longtime entertainment industry lawyer and founding partner of the firm Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz and Selvin, died Oct. 30 at his Los Angeles home, according to his daughter, Betty Goodwin. He had pneumonia.

Goodwin oversaw estate planning for the firm, a well-respected concern that was founded in the early 1950s, and his client list included Yul Brynner, Peter Finch, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Jack Lemmon, David Niven and Rod Serling, his family said.

The Beverly Hills-based business, which had represented 20th Century-Fox, Warner Bros., Caesar’s World, the William Morris Agency and dozens of industry professionals, dissolved in 1981 after a period of expansion and subsequent departures of younger partners.

Born Oct. 24, 1915, in Hartford, Conn., Goodwin moved with his family to Los Angeles as a teenager. He attended UCLA and earned his law degree at USC.

He and his wife of 63 years, Madeline, were active in many local and national organizations, including the American Jewish Committee and Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

— Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports