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Writer/Producer Rhodes Loses Cancer Battle

13 October 2010 12:11 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

American writer and producer Michael Rhodes has lost his battle with cancer, aged 74.

Rhodes died last week at a Los Angeles hospital, according to his daughter Laura. Further details regarding his illness had not been released as WENN went to press.

Rhodes was perhaps best-known for shaping 1970s U.S. TV crime dramas Ellery Queen and Delvecchio, which starred Judd Hirsch.

His other producing credits include TV shows Operation Petticoat and Mariah, and small screen films The Return of Frank Cannon and Captive.

Rhodes is survived by his mother, a son, two daughters, a stepdaughter and three grandchildren. »

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TV producer Michael Rhodes dies at 74

8 October 2010 9:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Rhodes, a producer and writer who shaped 1970s TV crime dramas "Ellery Queen" and "Delvecchio," died Oct. 7 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 74.

Rhodes' version of "Ellery Queen" ran on NBC from 1975-76 and starred Jim Hutton as a writer-sleuth who helps his NYPD detective father solve crimes. "Delvecchio," another Universal TV series, was written by Steven Bochco and starred Judd Hirsch as an Los Angeles detective; it ran 1976-77 on CBS.

Other producing credits for Rhodes include the series "Operation Petticoat" and "Mariah" and the telefims "The Return of Frank Cannon" and "Captive."

He is survived by his children Ross, Laura and Camila; his step-daughter Nikki; his grandchildren Ethan, Ella and Zen; and his mother Rose.

A ceremony to celebrate his life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana. The family asks that donations be made to »

- By Mike Barnes

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