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Remembering Judi Ann Mason

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A trailblazer for African-American women writers passed away last week. Judi Ann Mason died on July 8th en route to UCLA Medical Center. She was 54.

Mason moved to Hollywood in the 1970s to write for the TV show "Good Times." She went on to write for "Sanford" and "Beverly Hills 90210." She also wrote more than 25 produced plays and the film "Sister Act 2."

KPCC's Alex Cohen spoke with writer and actress Tina Andrews, who considered Mason a friend and mentor. Andrews shared the memory of how she first met Mason.