Philip L. Parslow, associate producer of feature “The Paper Chase” and producer of TV shows including “Dynasty” and “Falcon Crest,” died suddenly at his Sherman Oaks home from a heart attack July 29. He was 65.
Native Californian was a football star, playing for Red Sanders at UCLA in the late 1950s. He went on to play for the Colts and Chargers in the NFL, but suffered a career-ending injury. He turned to production as a member of the first graduating class of the DGA’s assistant directors training program.
He spent the first half of his showbiz career in feature films, culminating with “The Paper Chase,” followed by tenures as senior VP for Tom Laughlin (Billy Jack Prods.) and Steve McQueen (Solar Prods.).
In the early ’80s, Parslow turned to television. He produced more than 150 hours of network primetime programming, including series “Love Story,” “Dynasty,” “Falcon Crest,” “The Client,” “Prey” and “Brimstone.”
He also produced 15 miniseries and movies for TV, including “Right of Way,” “A Doctor’s Story,” “Women of Valor,” “The Father Clements Story” and “Knots Landing Reunion.”
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gelena, and a son.
Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Assn.