Producer, author was mother of J.J. Abrams
Second Honeymoon” and “Two Against Time,” both for CBS. The latter film starred Marlo Thomas and Ellen Muth in the story of a mother and daughter both diagnosed with cancer. But Abrams’ attention turned to writing, and she co-authored two books, “Grandparents & Grandchildren” and “Teen Knitting Club.” Abrams was born in New York City and graduated from Penn State U. with honors. While her children were attending school, Abrams got her real estate license and sold properties in Bel Air and West Los Angeles. At age 39, she enrolled at Whittier College School of Law. She graduated first in her class and eventually became a professor at Whittier, teaching for five years, before embarking on her entertainment career. In addition to her husband and children, survivors include five grandchildren and her sister, Joan Davidson. Services will be private and held on Wednesday. Donations may be made to the Carol Abrams Fund, attn.: KC Miller at the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Brain Tumor Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 2416, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
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