Alan A. Armer, 88, an Emmy Award-winning television producer whose series included

The Fugitive


The Untouchables

, has died.

Mr. Armer, a retired professor in what now is called the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at Cal State Northridge, died of colon cancer Sunday at his home in Century City, according to his son Michael.

In a two-decade career that began in Los Angeles during the live-TV days of the late 1940s, Mr. Armer was a producer on the 1950s series My Friend Flicka, Broken Arrow and Man Without a Gun.

From 1960 to 1963, he was an executive producer on The Untouchables, the Prohibition-era series starring Robert Stack as the crime-fighting Eliot Ness.

As the producer of The Fugitive, starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Mr. Armer took home an Emmy when the show won for outstanding dramatic series in 1966.

"I think Alan knew every aspect of producing: He knew what made a good script, he knew directing and editing, but what I remember about working with him was his patience and his kindness," said writer and producer David Rintels, who was Mr. Armer's story editor and associate producer on The Invaders.

He transitioned to teaching in 1980, citing burnout.

Born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1922, Mr. Armer served in the Army during World War II and was an announcer for Armed Forces Radio in India and Ceylon, now Sri Lanka.

- Los Angeles Times