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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA

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Raymond Katz was born on February 6, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer, known for Donny and Marie (1975), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) and Rhinestone (1984). He died on March 23, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Katz is perhaps best remembered for the management and production business he and his partner Sandy Gallin ran for 15 years. Between 1970 and 1985 they created and produced ``Donny and Marie'' TV series in addition to other series and numerous specials, including specials featuring Mac Davis, Paul Lynde, Dolly Parton, Cher and the Emmy winning special ``Sold Out, '' which starred Lily Tomlin and the late Kate Smith.
Born and reared in New York, Katz began his career as a stage manager at the (then famous) Capital Theatre on Broadway. Following World War II service, where he directed the NBC radio show ``Navy Hour, '' he returned to MGM's New York radio station WHN, where he served as program director.
In 1960, he resigned as co-director of the radio station to devote his full time to the personal management business.
He also produced several Broadway shows including ``After the Miracle'' and ``Boys of Winter.''
In 1991, Katz joined with Herman Rush in establishing Katz-Rush Entertainment, which produced 13 episodes of ``The New Original Amateur Hour'' for the Family Channel. They also produced a pilot for NBC starring Gerry Spence titled ``Injustice For All'' and ``Miss America: Behind the Crown.''
Survived by his wife, Barbara.
Buried at Hillside Memorial Park.

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