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Hollywood writer John Furia Jr dies at 79

Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr, who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons," and "Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died. He was 79.

world Updated: May 09, 2009 14:15 IST

Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr, who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons," and "Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died. He was 79.

The cause or exact time of death could not immediately be determined.

Furia, a former president of the Writers Guild of America West, was a longtime advocate for Hollywood writers.

He was also a founding chairman of University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television Writing Division and was a full professor there teaching screen and television writing.