Former television scribe Roccina "Rocci" Chatfield, best known for her work on Days of Our Lives, My Three Sons and Little House on the Prairie, has passed away. Chatfield was 93 years old.
Chatfield, a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee for her tenure on DAYS in 1978 and 1979, died on Aug. 24 at the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a family spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. Chatfield was born in Colorado and educated at Endicott College in Massachusetts. In the early 1960s, Chatfield started her TV writing career.
Chatfield also wrote for such classic shows as Family Affair, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing and Generations. She also served six terms as a governor on the Television Academy's Writers Peer Group and two terms on the Executive Committee of the organization. In 1988, Chatfield was a part of the WGA's negotiating committee during the writers strike and was given the guild's service award for the contributions she made to the organization.
In addition to writing, Chatfield produced and wrote the academy's 60th-anniversary gala and produced dozens of events such an "Inside" panel series, and "Family Day" celebration.