Susan Gail Silkiss

TV producer

TV producer Susan Gail Silkiss died May 15 of breast cancer in Los Angeles. She was 48.

A native of New York, she graduated from the U. of Michigan and received her MBA from USC. During her 25-year career in the entertainment industry, she served as coordinating producer for shows including “Sunset Beach,” “Save Our Streets,” “Front Page,” “Prime Time News Magazine for Fox News,” “Generations” and “Wheel of Fortune.”

Most recently she worked as a location producer for “ABC Daytime” with remotes to Maui and the Bahamas.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Silkiss became active in cancer research as well as patient support, including serving on the Medical and Counseling Advisory Board of weSpark Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks.

She is survived by husband David Kemper, her parents and a sister.

Services will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at Mt. Sinai, Forest Lawn, Burbank.

Donations may be made to weSpark Cancer Support Center or the Holy Land Democracy Project, c/o the Jewish Federation.

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