'Palmerstown' writer Willard Rodgers dies

11:50 AM PST 06/13/2010 by Staff report, AP

Launched AFI's Alumni Association Writers Workshop

Willard Rodgers, who launched the AFI's Alumni Association Writers Workshop in 1979, died May 31 at Country Villa nursing home in Monrovia, Calif. He was 69.

Rodgers wrote for "Palmerstown, U.S.A.," a family drama that ran 1980-81 on CBS.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Monday at Simpson's Family Mortuary in Inglewood, Calif., with burial services Tuesday at the Riverside (Calif.) National Cemetery.
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