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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 October 1929Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 8 September 2015Canoga Park, California, USA  (complications of a stroke)
Birth NameMervyn Lee Adelson

Mini Bio (1)

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 8, 2015 in Canoga Park, California.

Spouse (4)

Thea Joyce Nesis (1993 - 2003) (divorced) (2 children)
Barbara Walters (10 May 1986 - 17 August 1992) (divorced)
Gail Melinda Kenaston (1978 - 1986) (divorced)
Lorraine Kaufman (23 October 1949 - 1974) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

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. Recipient of countless awards for humanitarian and charitable efforts.
Father of producer Gary Adelson and Andrew Adelson.
Ex-son-in-law of Lou Walters.
Third husband of Barbara Walters.

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