TV writer-producer Sasha Ferrer died of breast cancer April 6 in Los Angeles.
Ferrer wrote and co-produced the 1989 NBC primetime special “Destined to Live,” dealing with the recovery of 100 breast cancer patients. The special won an Emmy nomination and a Humanitas Award.
Born in New York, she received a master’s degree from Cornell U. She worked as an executive for the Disney Channel, was director of foreign TV production at Warner Bros. and worked in the foreign dubbing departments of both studios.
She also wrote TV movies including “In Defense of a Married Man” and worked on network reality shows including serving as a producer on “Big Brother.”
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Goldsmith, a post-production exec; a son; a daughter; her parents and three grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, 1101 17th Street N.W., Suite 1300, Washington, D.C. 20036.