Jack Farren

Jack Farren, who worked as a theatrical, motion picture and television producer for many years, died Wednesdayin Los Angeles from complications following heart surgery. He was 75.

Born in New York City in 1922, Farren began his career as a radio announcer for WNYC and WOR radio in Manhattan.

He moved over to television in the early 1950s, working in a production capacity on such shows as “Howdy Doody” and “Winky Wink.”

Farren later worked as an executive producer for Barry-Enright Prods. and Goodson-Todman Prods.

Farren served as exec producer for numerous TV movies including “Mafia Princess,” “Silent Night, Lonely Night” and “The Execution” for NBC.

Farren also worked for Metromedia Producers Corp. and Group W Prods. as an exec producer and production executive.

Legit credits include: “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running” (1967-68), which he produced with Gilbert Cates; “The Education of Hyman Kaplan”; “Up Eden”; “Take a Giant Step”; “Lorenzo”; and “Forget-Me-Not-Lane.”

In 1972, Farren produced the feature “Fuzz” for United Artists.

Farren is survived by two children, Jill and Douglas, two granddaughters and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Sinai.

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