Julian Fowles, a film and television producer who worked at KCET and Esparza/Katz Productions, died in a hospital in Miami, Flor. on Saturday while recovering from a stroke. He was 76 years old.
Fowles’ death has been confirmed as Diversity by his colleague William Immerman.
Before working in entertainment, Fowles graduated from Harvard Law School and worked as an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. His legal career took him to California, where he began working as a contract attorney in the legal departments of Universal, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox.
Fowles eventually began to pursue his production dreams, joining local public broadcaster KCET as an executive producer of the local show. His credits include “Eleanor: In Her Own Words,” a one-woman show starring Lee Remick as Eleanor Roosevelt. “Eleanor” was the first domestic production selected by PBS for the network’s “American Playhouse” series. The production also earned Fowles a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award.
Additionally, Fowles won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program for his production of “Mark Twain and Me” at KCET. Fowles also co-wrote and co-produced “The Light Stuff” with Martin Kent, which became the highest-rated work in the station’s history and earned Fowles an Emmy. While at KCET, Fowles used her location to seek out programs that represent Latino, Black, and Asian communities.
Fowles later left KCET to join Esparza/Katz Productions as head of its television division. During his time there, he produced and executive produced a number of films, including “Selma, Lord, Selma,” “The Sweetest Gift” and “Captive.” He is also a longtime officer and trustee of the Hollywood Arts Council.
Fowles is survived by his wife, Gallena. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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