Charles D. Webster

Writer-producer Charles D. (Skip) Webster, whose TV credits included “Fantasy Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” died Sundayat his home in Ashland, Ore., following a prolonged illness. He was 73.

Webster’s TV writing career began when he joined the writing staff of CBS’ “Playhouse 90,” a live 90-minute play broadcast each week.

He was a member of the creative staff for “Fantasy Island” when it premiered on ABC in 1977. He later served as executive story consultant on that series.

TV writing credits included “That Girl,” “Love American Style,” “The Rookies,” “Mod Squad,” “The Partridge Family,” “Wonder Woman,” “CHiPS,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Barnaby Jones” and “Knight Rider.”

Born in Detroit in 1924, Webster served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He and his wife, Gloria, retired to Ashland in 1989.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assn. of Oregon, 9320 S.W. Barbour Blvd., Suite 140, Portland, OR 97219-5481.

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