Marvin Young, writer and producer, died May 26 of natural causes. He was 90.

Young began his career as a child actor in silent films and went on to act, direct and write for the silents as well.

During the 1930s he worked as a writer-producer of radio programs for KFI in Los Angeles and later went to San Francisco, where he served as a writer-producer for NBC. Radio shows he was associated with included “Night Club” with Meredith Willson and “NBC Drama Hour.”

Young worked at NBC Hollywood writing and co-producing “The Kraft Music Hall” starring Bing Crosby, “Fibber McGee and Molly” and “NBC Shakespeare Series.”

During World War II, Young served in the army, attaining the rank of colonel.

After the war he wrote and co-produced “Mayor of the Town,””Big Town” and other TV shows.

Young also taught television writing, production, acting and directing at UCLA.

He is survived by a daughter, brother and a nephew.