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Carol Richmond

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Carol Richmond Obituary
January 27, 1939 - October 8, 2017 Carol Richmond, beloved mother and friend, passed away on Sunday, October 8, due to complications from COPD. She was 78 years old. Carol was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and moved to Los Angeles as a young woman, where she worked her way up from a typing pool to become an executive assistant to film actors and producers such as Jerry Lewis, Herb Ross, and Sir Lawrence Olivier. Always highly creative, intelligent, and talented, Carol became a full-time television writer (under the name Carol Saraceno) in the late 1960s, beginning with a story for the show "Bonanza" and following with screenplays for "The Streets of San Francisco," "Quincy M.E.," "Fantasy Island," "Hart to Hart," "The Colbys," and "General Hospital." She wrote two television dramas, "The Initiation of Sarah" (1978) and "A Promise of Love" (1980). She was a proud member of the Writer's Guild of America. Carol was married to Stephen Richmond from 1972-1984. She later moved to Los Feliz, where she bought an apartment building on Loma Linda Avenue, and became known to her neighbors as "The Queen of Loma Linda." Carol was a great friend and mentor to her tenants, mostly students from the American Film Institute, and hosted raucous poker games at her home weekly. Carol is survived by her son, Robert, of Los Angeles; her daughter, Antonia, of Seattle; and her grandson, Nicolas, of Los Angeles. A service celebrating her life will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Wednesday, October 18, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to Los Angeles Animal Services, as she was a lifelong animal lover.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 15, 2017
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