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Writer-producer Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 63.
Boone was found dead at her home of an apparent heart attack. Boone had most recently worked as showrunner on the third season of the Disney Channel series starring Raven-Symone.
Eunetta - Pioneer - Inspiration - Everyone - Raven-Symone
“Eunetta was a pioneer and an inspiration to everyone she met,” Raven-Symone said. “She was a masterful storyteller, an empathetic leader and a beacon of light to so many. I’m sending love and my deepest sympathies to Eunetta’s family and friends and all who knew and loved her.”
Boone was a vivacious personality who had a throaty laugh that filled a room and a rapid-fire wit. She was known as a mentor to many writers, particularly aspiring African-American scribes.
Boone - Start - Sports - Reporter - Baltimore
Boone got her start as a sports reporter for the Baltimore Sun, becoming the first African-American woman to cover sports in Baltimore. She studied journalism at the University of Maryland and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Boone honed her writing skills and then segued to TV in the early 1990s when the advent of Fox and later UPN and the WB Network spurred the market for African-American-centric comedy series.
Boone - Figure - Community - Writer-producers - Period
Boone was a prominent figure in the community of African-American writer-producers that emerged from this period as in-demand showrunners, a list that includes Mara Brock Akil, Larry...
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