Mary Hanes Dead at 59

Mary Hanes, a writer and producer for television, radio and the stage, died Tuesday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

Hanes, teaming with husband Ken Hanes, co-executive produced five episodes of ABC Family’s primetime soap opera MAKE IT OR BREAK IT, which ended in may. They also wrote an episode of the series.

She co-developed and exec produced the 1999-2000 series HOPE ISLAND for Pax TV and served as a writer-producer on the 2001 WB network series DEAD LAST.

With her husband, she wrote and executive produced EDEN, a 2011 drama pilot for USA Network.

The Haneses other writing credits included ’TIL DEATH DO US PART and DOC (starring Billy Ray Cyrus).

Hanes also wrote plays including "The Crimson Thread," originally was produced for National Public Radio.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of twenty-two years, Ken; her parents, Joseph and Margaret Curtis; her sisters, Janet Martin and Eileen Israel, and brother, Jay Curtis.

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