Monday, June 1, 2009

RIP Edward J. Lasko

Lakso, Edward J.

Prolific freelance writer, director, producer, composer, lyricist,
Edward Joseph Lakso, 76, the last of a breed of independent freelance
television writers, died at home after a long illness. His credits
include writing and/or producing "Charlie's Angels," "COMBAT!," "The
Rockford Files," "Star Trek," "Adventures In Paradise," "Mission:Impossible," "The Wild Wild West," "My Three Sons," "43: The Richard Petty Story," to name a few.

Lakso's talent was apparent from the days at U.C.L.A. when he sang
opera and played jazz piano. Ed wrote fast and furiously, singularly
creating over 400 hours of television.

Ed is survived by his wife, Rev. Lee Lakso, of Beverly Hills, CA,
daughters Shauna L. Hagan of San Diego, CA, and Laurie Lakso of New
Mexico, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister, two
brothers and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to acknowledge Giovanni Jalandon for being an
exceptional caregiver and friend to Ed and the entire family and Haven
Hospice of Los Angeles.

Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc., 5900 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Ph: (323) 938.3379

LASKO, Edward J.
Born: 1933
Died: 5/23/2009, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.

Edward J. Lasko's westerns - screenwriter:
The Deputy (TV) - 1961
Laramie (TV) - 1961
The Broken Land - 1962
Rawhide (TV) - 1963
Laredo (TV) - 1965, 1966, 1967
The Wild Wild West (TV) - 1967, 1968
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) - 1967, 1968
The Virginian (TV) - 1967, 1969, 1970
The Outcasts (TV) - 1968
The Big Valley (TV) - 1968, 1969

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