Alan Armer

Alan A. Armer, who produced the Emmy-winning television show The Fugitive, has died of colon cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 88.

Armer died Dec. 5 in his Los Angeles home.

From 1949-51, Armer produced one of TV's first shows, Lights, Camera, Action. He went on to produce 20th Century Fox's first show, My Friend Flicka, in 1955, followed by Broken Arrow (1956) and Man Without a Gun (1958).

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Armer produced 90 episodes of The Fugitive, which ran on ABC from 1963-67. The series won an Emmy for best drama in 1966. He continued his career throughout the '70s and penned three books about writing and directing for television. Armer was also a professor for two decades at Cal State Northridge. In 2000, he donated $1 million to the university to fund the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater.

Armer is survived by his children, Ellen, Michael, David and Aimee; his grandchildren Rachel, Taylor, Spencer, Leah, Hanna and Ethan; and his great-grandsons, Ford and Cole.