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Jameson Brewer

Television and feature writer Jameson Brewer died Sept. 11 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. of natural causes. He was 87.

Brewer wrote extensively for both animated and live-action TV shows and features. His career spanned more than five decades, encompassing mediums including radio, commercials, theater, television drama, sitcoms and cartoon series.

One of Brewer’s early jobs was working in the story department on Disney’s “Fantasia.” He went on to write for early TV dramas including “Ethel Barrymore Theater,” “Jane Wyman Fireside Theater,” “G.E. Theater,” “Schlitz-Lux Playhouse,” “Heinz Studio 57” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.”

Brewer was a story editor and writer on such TV series as “Mission: Impossible,” “Mannix,” “Ironsides” and “Mod Squad” as well as comedies such as “The Addams Family” and “Eight is Enough.”

In the 1970s and 1980s, he adapted Japanese anime TV series such as “Voltron” and “Battle of the Worlds” for American viewers.

His feature credits include the Don Knotts animated/live action comedy “The Incredible Mr. Limpet,” “Terror in the Wax Museum” with John Carradine, “Arnold” and the animated “Heidi’s Song.”

He is survived by a daughter.

Contributions may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

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