Emmy-winning TV producer and writer Jacqueline Babbin died of cancer Oct. 6 at her home in Kent, Conn. She was 80.
Babbin began her career in the late 1940s as an assistant to legendary theatrical agent Audrey Wood, who represented Tennessee Williams and many other well-known writers.
During the early 1950s, she worked with Irene Selznick on the original Broadway production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” In 1954, she moved over to television and worked as a story editor for David Susskind, a position she held on and off for 14 years.
During this time she served as a producer on such TV programs as “Dupont Show of the Week,” “Armstrong Circle Theatre” and numerous TV specials including Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and “The Human Voice” with Ingrid Bergman.
Following a stint working for Franklin J. Schaffner in 1963, she relocated to California in 1965 and joined Bing Crosby Prods., where she held the post of creative director West Coast.
Babbin won a producer Emmy for 1976’s “Sybil” and garnered another nom during the 1982-83 season for “All My Children.”
Following her retirement from ABC, she took up writing and had two novels published, “Prime Time Corpse” and “Bloody Soaps.” She was working on third novel, “Bloody Networks,” at the time of her death.
She had no family survivors.