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Robin Patrice Riordan

Television writer and producer

Robin Patrice Riordan, television writer and producer, died June 11 at her home in Van Nuys. She was 38; cause wasn’t disclosed.

Born and raised in San Diego, Riordan studied ballet, Shakespeare and film, and graduated from the USC film writing program. After USC, she studied at The Groundlings and focused her energies on comedy. She subsequently landed a job as a writer on the James Brooks comedy “Sibs,” starring Marsha Mason.

She subsequently worked on the writing staffs of “The Wonder Years” and “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and wrote episodes of “Coach,” “Totally Spies,” “Kim Possible,” “The Wild Thornberries” and more.

Riordan also created the series “Diva Stars” based on the popular Mattel characters, as well as an animated/live action vehicle for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Riordan was an active member of Women in Film and developed a screenwriters workshop for the organization.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 2 at SpiritWorks, Church of Religious Science, 260 North Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505. RSVP to RobinMemorial@cs.com; donations may be sent payable to the church via Hayden Adams, 1234 N. Las Palmas Ave., Apt. 307, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

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