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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.
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. »
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
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.
In 1974, Gerber produced "Police Woman," the first successful »
- By Alex Ben Block
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