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Erwin ‘Nick’ Nicholson

Erwin “Nick” Nicholson, Emmy-winning former exec producer of the daytime drama “The Edge of Night,” died Feb. 21 of a stroke at the Actors’ Fund Retirement and Nursing Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 73.

Nicholson, who served as the show’s exec producer from 1966 until its last season in 1984, held his first TV job as an NBC usher before moving to CBS, where he had production duties on a variety of shows.

He served as director on daytime serials “Brighter Day” and “The Secret Storm” before he joined “The Edge of Night.” He won an Emmy for the show in 1972, and, when the show was canceled, served as exec producer of “Search for Tomorrow.”

In 1994, he received the Silver Circle Award, given by the New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to professionals who have contributed significantly to the TV industry for 25 years or more.

The Buffalo, N.Y., native and graduate of Buffalo U. was a high school drama teacher before moving to New York City in 1952. In the 1960s, he produced a stage production of “The Sky Watchers” in New York and, in 1995, Jerome Kilty’s “Dear Liar.”

Donations in his memory can be made to the Actors’ Fund Retirement and Nursing Home, 175 West Hudson Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631.

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