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Merv Adelson (1929–2015)

Merv Adelson was born on October 23, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mervyn Lee Adelson. He was a producer, known for The Waltons (1971), Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) and Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977). He was married to Thea Joyce Nesis, Barbara Walters, Gail Melinda Kenaston and Lorraine Kaufman. He died on September... See full bio »

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Known For

The Waltons
The Waltons Producer
(1971-1973)
Twilight's Last Gleaming
(1977)
The JammX Kids
The JammX Kids Producer
(2004)

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 2004 The JammX Kids (Video short) (executive producer) / (co-producer)
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981-1982 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Ultimate Answers (1982) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Penultimate Questions (1982) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Profane (1982) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Heir Apparent (1982) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- House of Cards (1982) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979-1980 Knots Landing (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Bottom of the Bottle: Part 2 (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Bottom of the Bottle: Part 1 (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Courageous Convictions (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Small Surprises (1980) ... (executive producer)
- The Constant Companion (1980) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Being There (executive producer - uncredited)
 1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (executive producer)
 1978 Dallas (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Bar-B-Que (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Winds of Vengeance (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Spy in the House (1978) ... (executive producer)
- The Lesson (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Digger's Daughter (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1977 The Choirboys (producer)
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- The Gipper Caper (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Hit and Run (1977) ... (executive producer)
- V Is for Vivian (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Quarantine (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Turnabout (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming (producer)
 1971-1973 The Waltons (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- The Easter Story (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Townie (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Bicycle (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Scholar (1973) ... (executive producer)
- The Deed (1973) ... (executive producer)
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 1989 Moving Image Salutes Sidney Poitier (TV Movie)
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 2015 The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
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First cousin of brothers Lenny Adelson and Marvin Adelson (lyricist and film editor, respectively). First wife's name was used along with partner I. Molasky's and executive Lee Rich's last initials, to form the production company name 'Lorimar' (Lori, Molasky, Adelson, and Rich) Sued 'Penthouse' for libel. Son of Nathan Adelson, for whom the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, NV is named. ... See more »

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