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Emmy-Winning TV Creator Behind ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Northern Exposure’ Dies

Jan 14, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A veteran TV series creator and writer who was behind “St. Elsewhere,” “Northern Exposure” and “I’ll Fly Away” has died. The New York Times reports that John Falsey died Jan. 3 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Falsey reportedly died of complications from a head injury sustained in a fall in his home. He was 67.

Falsey and his writing and producing partner, Joshua Brand, “created some of the most innovative and acclaimed television series of the 1980s and ’90s,” The Times notes.

“Mr. Falsey and Mr. Brand won two Emmy Awards in 1992: one for ‘Northern Exposure,’ which was named outstanding dramatic series, and one for writing for the pilot episode of the series ‘I’ll Fly Away.’ They had also won in 1987 for ‘A Year in the Life,’ which was named outstanding miniseries,” The Times reports.

The pair met when they were working on CBS’s “The White Shadow” in the late 1970s. Falsey, who also wrote and produced “Amazing Stories,” was nominated for a total of 11 Emmys, winning three.

Here’s a prophetic clip from “Northern Exposure” …

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