Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Veteran TV Producer David Gerber has Died

The Flaming Nose is sorry to hear of the death of talented and prolific television producer and executive David Gerber. Read the obituary from The Hollywood Reporter here:

TV producer, exec David Gerber dies

In addition to his studio duties, he was the brains behind such popular series as Police Woman (below) starring the alluring Angie Dickinson as the kick-butt lady cop Pepper Anderson, and the still fondly remembered (by Babyboomers at least) sitcoms The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Nanny and the Professor (check out great site TV Intros for more of these wonderful show opens!). He was also the exec producer of important TV movies and miniseries such as 1984's George Washington (above left), starring Barry Bostwick as the first President and Patty Duke as his wife Martha and more recently 2006's Flight 93. Also some fun ones, like Elvis and the Beauty Queen (below) from 1981, starring Don Johnson as The King and Stephanie Zimbalist as Linda Thompson, and 1980's Civil War-set romance Beulah Land miniseries (right) with Lesley Ann Warren and Michael Sarrazin, and so many others.

David Gerber was one of the stalwarts of the television world we all grew up loving, and his contributions will continue to be appreciated by all of us.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I heard about Mr. Gerber's passing on NPR radio this morning. What an excellent and lovely tribute, Lisa!