Screenwriter worked on 'Fools Rush In'

Screen and television writer Katherine Reback died May 24 of complications from cancer in Los Angeles. She was 59.

Reback wrote the production draft of “Flashdance,” as well as the story and screenplay for “Fools Rush In.”

After graduating from Columbia U. in New York City she started her showbiz career in the mid-70s in the New York office of comedian and producer Alan King. She also wrote for a number of television shows, including “One Day at a Time” and “The Line.”

Reback moved to California in 1980 and was a long-time member of the WGAW. A published essayist, she contributed to the work of Bill Clinton’s speechwriting team during his first presidential campaign.

She was working on a project for Fox TV Studios just before she died.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Sonny King; three stepchildren; and a step-grandchild.

Donations may be made in her name to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, http://www.jdrf.org.

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