Rudolph Borchert

TV writer

Rudolph Borchert, writer for many television drama skeins, died March 29. He was 75.

Born in Cleveland, Borchert joined the army and served as a first lieutenant in the Korean War, earning a Bronze Star for bravery. Upon returning from the war, Borchert pursued a career in writing using his talents for meticulous research and script fixing to find jobs in the business.

Borchert had some success in feature writing, mainly 1980’s “The Little Dragons,” but his main pursuits were on the small screen. He wrote more than 50 episodes for various one-hour cop/detective shows including “The Rockford Files,” “CHiPs,” “Police Woman,” and “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.” He worked with David Chase as a story editor on “Kolchak: The Nightstalker” and long worked for Stephen J. Cannell.

Borchert also co-authored the children’s book, “Bravo, Burro!”

Survivors include his wife Pamela, two children and two grandchildren. Services will be held on April 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church.

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