February 28, 2024

Hollywood Producer E. Duke Vincent Dead at 91

One of the legendary producers behind many of the TV shows we have all enjoyed over the years has passed away.

E. Duke Vincent, who has more than 100 show credits and more than 1,000 episodes to his credit, died earlier this month.

Vincent was 91 years old.

A Legend is Gone

Vincent, whose birth name is Edward Ventimiglia, passed away on February 10 in California.

His wife, Pamela Hensley Vincent, announced the news via his obituary.

She wrote, "With profound sorrow I inform you of the passing of my beloved and brilliant husband, E. Duke Vincent, a legendary Blue Angel, an Emmy award-winning television producer and writer, and an accomplished novelist."

As Pamela noted, Vincent was a Blue Angel, the elite of the Naval Aviators, in 1960 and 1961.

Vincent hit the jackpot coming out of the gate in the late 1960s, producing "Gomer Pyle: USMC."

From there, he stacked up successful shows, but nothing like he would realize later in his career.

Over the next decade, he was largely doing TV movies, with the odd series or episodes thrown in from time to time.

Then, in 1978, he produced "Vega$," a huge hit at the time, with Vincent producing 61 episodes of the TV series.

That led to producing "Dynasty" and "Hotel," both shows running in the early to late 1980s, accounting for a total of 310 episodes that he produced.

In the 1990s, he hit paydirt again, producing "Melrose Place," "Sunset Beach," and "Beverly Hills: 90210."

Between just those three shows, he produced 892 episodes.

His career wrapped up in 2006, but not before he added another 387 episodes between "7th Heaven" and "Charmed."

Somewhere in there, he managed to write four novels, "Mafia Summer," "Black Widow," "The Strip" and "The Camelot Conspiracy."

Thank you for the amazing memories, sir. Rest in peace.

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