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Edward S. Waters


Emmy-winning writer/producer Edward S. Waters died October 5 at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 74.

A memorial service for Waters is scheduled for December 4th at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of Malibu, 3625 Winter Canyon Road, Malibu.

Born in New York, he settled in Los Angeles in 1954 to pursue a career in television and motion picture writing and production.

Employed first by CBS as a staff writer under Hal Hudson, Waters went on become executive story editor and writer on the series, “Kung Fu” and executive story consultant and writer on “Police Story,” which earned him an Emmy award for the 1975-76 season. His other credits include supervising producer on “Baretta,” co-producer and writer on T.J. Hooker; supervising producer on “Miami Vice,” for which he earned a Golden Reel award; co-executive producer and writer on “The Equalizer” and executive producer and writer on “Jake And The Fatman.”

He scripted over 100 hours of prime-time episodic dramas over a career that stretched nearly 40 years, and was a lifetime member of Writers Guild Of America.

Waters is survived by his wife Diane, a son, and two grandchildren.

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