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Arthur Rowe

Arthur Rowe, a longtime radio, TV and occasional feature film writer, died Aug. 8 at his home in Beverly Hills following a lengthy illness. He was 74.

Born and reared in Los Angeles, Rowe served in the South Pacific as a U.S. Marine during World War II. Following the war, Rowe began his writing career by penning gags for the network radio shows of Eddie Cantor and Jack Benny.

He later enjoyed a successful career as a TV writer and producer with credits including “Gunsmoke,” “Death Valley Days,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Bionic Woman,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Starsky & Hutch” and “Mission: Impossible.”

Rowe also wrote two feature films, “The Magnificent Seven Ride” and “Zeppelin.”

His wife of 42 years, Gloria, died in March. Rowe is survived by a daughter, Laure , a son, Gordon, four grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

Services will be held at noon Saturdayat Church of the Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills.

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