Andrew White, a prolific creator, writer and producer for radio, television and docu film died March 29 of natural causes in Studio City. He was 83.
White got his industry break in radio, writing for “The Fred Waring Show,” “The Great Gildersleeve” and several Victor Borge comedy sketches.
He penned early scripts for such TV shows as “Father Knows Best,” “The Donna Reed Show” and “McHale’s Navy.”
White won two Emmys for producing, for the episodes “The Sound of Dolphins” and “The Unsinkable Sea Otter” from the series “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.”
Additional honors included the Atlanta Film Festival documentary award for producing and writing “Smile of the Walrus and Octopus” and the Berlin Intl. Film Festival’s docu award for “Tragedy of the Red Salmon.”
Other television credits include creating, producing and/or writing the series “Cowboy in Africa,” “Gentle Ben,” “Empire,” “The Loner,” “Combat,” “Lancer.” White also produced the CBS telepic “Young Maverick” and 48 episodes of the Leonard Nimoy starrer “In Search Of.”
He was a member of both the Writers Guild of America and Producers Guilds of America.
White is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth, one son, one daughter and a brother.