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Television producer Alan Armer dies at 88

LOS ANGELES - Alan A. Armer, an Emmy Award-winning television producer whose series included "The Fugitive" and "The Untouchables," has died. He was 88.

Armer, a retired longtime professor in what now is called the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at Cal State Northridge, died of colon cancer Sunday at his home in Century City, according to his son Michael.

In a more than two-decade career that began in Los Angeles during the live TV days of the late 1940s, Armer was a producer on the 1950s series "My Friend Flicka," "Broken Arrow" and "Man Without a Gun." From 1960 to '63, he was an executive producer on "The Untouchables," the Prohibition-era series starring Robert Stack as the crime-fighting Eliot Ness.

As the producer of "The Fugitive," starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Armer took home an Emmy when the show won for outstanding dramatic series in 1966.

- MCT

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