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3 items from 2010

TV Producer Gerber Dies

6 January 2010 4:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Award-winning TV producer David Gerber has died at the age of 86.

Gerber passed away at the University of Southern California Medical Centre on 2 January after suffering heart failure.

The star was responsible for a string of television hits in the 1970s, including Emmy Award-winning cop drama series Police Story, and Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson.

He also produced a TV version of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, based on the hit 1954 musical film, as well as the small screen version of Oscar-winning movie In The Heat Of The Night.

More recently he worked on TV movie Flight 93, a drama based on the story of the United Airlines flight that was hijacked on 11 September, 2001 and crashed in Pennsylvania.

Gerber earned a string of notable awards throughout his long-running career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, actress Laraine Stephens. »

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TV Producer David Gerber Dies at 86

5 January 2010 12:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By Wrap Staff

David Gerber, a prolific television producer and executive behind such groundbreaking projects as "In the Heat of the Night" and "Police Woman," has died. He was 86. Gerber died Saturday of heart failure at University of Southern California Medical Center, with his wife of 39 years, actress Laraine Stephens, at his side. As the producer of many of TV's historic movies, television series and miniseries, Gerber won Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody awards. He also&nb »

- Josh Dickey

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TV producer, exec David Gerber dies

5 January 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

David Gerber, a seminal figure in American and international television for a half-century as a producer, studio executive, industry statesman and philanthropist, died Saturday at Los Angeles County-usc Medical Center. He was 86.

Gerber earned an Emmy (and six other Emmy noms), a Golden Globe, a Peabody award and a Christopher award -- not to mention honors from the American Film Institute, the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors and others -- by taking on serious, often controversial subjects.

He was a pioneer of multiracial programming and an industry innovator with such series as "Police Woman," "Batman," "Room 222," "thirtysomething," "In the Heat of the Night," "Medical Story" and dozens of TV movies, including his last longform effort, the critically acclaimed "Flight 93" in 2006.

His miniseries included "George Washington," winner of a Peabody award; "The Lindberg Kidnapping Case"; "Nothing Lasts Forever"; and "Beulah Land."

In 1974, Gerber produced "Police Woman," the first successful »

- By Alex Ben Block

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