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ARTICLE: R.I.P. Jessica Klein – Former ‘As The World Turns’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Writer/Producer Dies at 66


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A prolific career in daytime television, writing for such soaps as “Capitol,” “As The World Turns” and “One Life to Live,” former “Beverly Hills, 90210” writer/producer Jessica Klein has died. She was just 66 years of age.

Klein passed away on July 13, 2022 at 8:21 a.m. with her family by her side at her home in Beverly Hills, CA, her daughter, Shira Rose, revealed in a Facebook post. “It was peaceful. We were together,” Rose said. Klein was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November of last year.

Best known for her work on the primetime soap “Beverly Hills, 90210” as a writer and producer over six seasons on the series, Klein was married to the late Steve Wasserman who died in 1998 after falling overboard during a sailing trip. He was 45 years old at the time.

While not always working side by side at the same time, the two did find themselves overlapping with writing credits on “Capitol” and “As The World Turns,” and primetime shows such as “Northern Exposure,” “Mancuso, F.B.I” and “Gabriel’s Fire,” along with their work on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Klein would go on to marry Isaac Levenbrown in 2000, a painter and audiovisual expert. In 2011, the couple relocated to Virginia where Klein began teaching screenwriting courses at Drexel University. Following his death in 2014, Klein relocated to Toronto and returned to Los Angeles in 2018.

Klein joined the online reboot of “One Life to Live” in 2013 as a writer with credits for all 39 produced episodes. She later worked as a supervising producer on the show “The Other Kingdom” and a consulting producer on the Nickelodeon series “Make It Pop.”

In addition to her daughter, Klein is survived by her stepchildren, Josh, Brittany and Jonathan; her grandchildren, Shayna, Mendel, Zisi, Asher, Lily and Elliott; and her brother, David.



Note: The post R.I.P. Jessica Klein – Former ‘As The World Turns’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Writer/Producer Dies at 66 appeared first on the Soap Opera Network website.

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