TV Writer David G.B. Brown Dies at 67

He scripted such shows as 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King,' 'Max Headroom,' 'Hunter' and 'Flo'

David G.B. Brown, who wrote episodes of Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom and Hunter, died Sept. 6 in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 67.

Brown also penned a 1981 episode of Flo, the short-lived Alice spinoff that starred Polly Holliday as the waitress best known for the catchphrase “Kiss my grits!”

He served as a story editor on the 1981-82 fireman series Code Red, starring Lorne Greene.

Brown was among the 165 TV writers who in 2000 filed a class-action age-discrimination suit against the industry, and in 2010, the group received a $70 million settlement from networks, production studios and talent agencies.

A former newspaper reporter and editor in Florida, Brown also handled media relations for the School of Engineering at UCLA.

Survivors include his wife Diana, father Leonard and brother Carl.

 

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