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Thom Thomas, Stage and Screen Writer, Dies at 80

4 December 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thom Thomas, a writer for stage, TV and film, succumbed to acute leukemia on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 80.

Thomas had recently co-written, with Iris Rainer Dart, the book for “Beaches, The Musical,” adapted from Dart’s popular novel. “Beaches” had a tryout in Chicago at the Drury Lane Theatre last summer, and a Broadway transfer is pending availability of a theater. And production is planned for spring on Thomas’ completed screenplay adaptation of the novel “Vanished.”

In 1981 producer Steven Bochco, who had been Thomas’ classmate in the playwriting program at Carnegie Mellon University, asked him to come to Los Angeles to write several episodes for “Hill Street Blues”; that led to other TV writing gigs for series including “Hotel,” “A Day in the Life” and “Tales of the Gold Monkey,” as well as the TV movie “Private Sessions” (1985), starring Mike Farrell and Maureen Stapleton. Thomas was also story »

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