Television Executive Irv Sepkowitz Dead at 55
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Irv Sepkowitz, who rose to prominence as a television executive, has died. He was 55.
Sepkowitz died Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after suffering a heart attack, said Robert Crutchfield, a spokesman for Universal Television.
The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was named executive vice president of administration for Universal Television in March 1990. He was senior vice president of business affairs at Lorimar and Lorimar-Telepictures from 1978 to 1987.
Sepkowitz was director of business affairs for the CBS entertainment division from 1972 to 1978. He also was an attorney and literary agent at Ashley Famous Agency, which later became International Creative Management.
Sepkowitz began his law career in 1964 as a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, a daughter and a son.
Funeral services were scheduled for Monday at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.