Emmy-winning producer E. Duke Vincent dies at the age of 91

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E. Duke Vincent.

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27, (Agencies): E. Duke Vincent, the accomplished Emmy-winning producer behind iconic shows like Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210, passed away at the age of 91 on February 10 at his Montecito, California, home. His wife, Pamela Hensley Vincent, shared the news through an obituary in The Santa Barbara Independent.

The obituary began with a heartfelt message, describing Vincent as a beloved husband, legendary Blue Angel, Emmy award-winning television producer and writer, as well as an accomplished novelist. The Blue Angels Association also confirmed his death in a Facebook post.

Before making his mark in the entertainment industry, Vincent pursued his passion for aviation. A graduate of Seton Hall University, he joined the US Navy and became a member of the Blue Angels during the 60-61 seasons. His fascination with television began when he filmed photo sequences for the NBC show “The Blue Angels,” ultimately leading him to resign from the Navy in 1962.

Teaming up with writer Arnie Kane, Vincent co-wrote and produced seven one-hour documentaries titled “Man In Space.” His career gained momentum as he collaborated with Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, the executive producers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” on “Good Morning World.”

After working on television films like “Panache” and “The Imposter,” Vincent crossed paths with Aaron Spelling in 1978, marking the beginning of a prolific partnership. Together, they accumulated production credits on 43 series, including the widely acclaimed Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, The Colbys, Hotel, and Vegas. As executive producers, they further contributed to hits like Charmed and 7th Heaven.

Their collaboration extended to creating seven miniseries and 39 made-for-television films, with the Emmy-winning “And the Band Played On” standing out among their achievements. Vincent’s creativity also found expression in literature, as he authored four novels — “Mafia Summer,” “Black Widow,” “The Strip,” and “The Camelot Conspiracy.”

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