Universal Studios Exec Dies at 82 — He Was Behind ‘Hill Street Blues’

Dec 18, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A development executive at Universal Studios and other companies who brought shows such as “Hill Street Blues” to television has died. Variety reports that Stuart Philip Erwin Jr. died Nov. 22 after a brief illness at his home in Solana Beach, Calif. He was 82.

“Erwin had a long, successful career in the entertainment industry, beginning as an assistant director on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in New York City, running the advertising division at Ralston Purina in St. Louis, then moving on to long stints as a development executive at Universal Studios, MTM Enterprises and GTG Entertainment,” Variety notes.

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