Screenwriter Ralph Gaby Wilson Dies at 74

He wrote the 1989 feature comedy “Summer Job.”

Screenwriter Ralph Gaby Wilson died Monday in Pasadena after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 74.

Wilson wrote the feature comedy Summer Job (1989), co-wrote the CBS telefilm Outside Chance (1978) and wrote The Trial of Old Drum (2000), which starred Ron Perlman and Randy Travis and went straight to video.

A native of Kansas City, Kan., Wilson also worked in the advertising business and penned the 2012 novel Illegal Woman: A Gypsy Love Story.

Survivors include his wife Susan. A celebration of his life will take place in July.