Jonathan Slott dies at 89

Former radio/tv scribe, producer

Jonathan Slott, a former radio and TV scriptwriter, producer and director, died March 2 in Novato of a stroke. He was 89.

Slott, a native of Chicago, graduated from Crane College in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Following the war, he produced radio shows including “Union Oil Opera of the Air” and “Old Gold Comedy Theater.” He earned a Carnegie Commendation Award for his radio series of biographical sketches, “White Fires of Inspiration.”

During the early 1950s, Slott wrote for TV shows including “The Ruth Waterbury Show,” “Bachelor’s Haven” and “The Hollywood Mystery House.”

Slott later worked as director of capital campaigns, planning and development for colleges and universities including Stanford, Cornell and the U. of Michigan.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Eva, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

Many of his scripts and personal correspondence are in the Jonathan Slott collection at the Center for the study of Popular Culture at Bowling Green U. in Ohio.

Family suggests donations in his name be made to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green U., Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403-0600.

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