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Burt Pearl

Television writer and producer

Television writer and producer Burt Pearl died April 6 of lymphoma. He was 49.

Born in St. Louis, MO, he wrote for several Stephen J. Cannell productions including “The Highwayman,” “Riptide,” “The A-Team,” “Handcastle & McCormick,” “JJ Starbuck” and “Jesse Hawkes.” He also wrote for the series “Something Is Out There” and “Hardball.”

He was a writer and executive producer on “Touched By An Angel” for seven seasons from 1996 to 2003.

He is survived by his partner Bob Luterbach, his parents, stepmother, two sisters and a brother. 

 Donations may be made to the AIDS Service Center.

 

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