You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Writer/producer Heath dies

'Mission' vet wrote miniseries, telepics

Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.  

Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force.

Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write several miniseries and telepics during the ’80s including “Seventh Avenue,” “Valley of the Dolls,” “The Memory of Eva Ryker,” “Sins,” “Christopher Colombus” and “Dazzle.”

He also created pilots for several series including “Most Wanted,” “Code Red” and “The Magician”; wrote and produced episodes of “Dynasty” and “Murder, She Wrote,” and wrote the feature “Triumph of the Spirit.”

His is survived by a daughter and two sons.

More TV

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.   Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force. Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.   Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force. Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.   Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force. Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.   Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force. Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    10 Works That Influenced 'Westworld'

    Writer/producer Laurence Heath died Jan. 9 at his home in Brentwood, Calif.  He was 78.   Born in New York, Heath graduated from NYU and Yale Drama School and wrote training films while serving in the Air Force. Heath was a writer and producer of the “Mission Impossible” TV series and went on to write […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content