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Don Taffner (1930–2011)

Don Taffner was born on November 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Donald L. Taffner Sr. He was a production manager and producer, known for Three's Company (1976), Three's a Crowd (1984) and The Ropers (1979). He was married to Eleanor Bolta Taffner. He died on September 6, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Three's Company
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Three's a Crowd
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 1984-1985 Three's a Crowd (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 22 episodes)
- A Star Is Born (1985) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Jack Gets Trashed (1985) ... (executive in charge of production)
- King for a Day (1985) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The New Mr. Bradford (1985) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Deeds of Trust (1985) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1976-1984 Three's Company (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 173 episodes)
- Friends and Lovers: Part 2 (1984) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Friends and Lovers: Part 1 (1984) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Cupid Works Overtime (1984) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Heiress (1984) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Forget Me Not (1984) ... (executive in charge of production)
 1980-1982 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 10 episodes)
- A Matter of Degree (1982) ... (executive in charge of production - as D.L. Taffner)
- Guess Who's Coming to Burp? (1981) ... (executive in charge of production - as D.L. Taffner)
- The Boy in the Band (1981) ... (executive in charge of production - as D.L. Taffner)
- A Friend in Need (1981) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Location (1981) ... (executive in charge of production - as D.L. Taffner)
 1979-1980 The Ropers (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 3 episodes)
- Of Mice and Horses (1980) ... (executive in charge of production)
- Helen Makes Music (1979) ... (executive in charge of production)
- The Party (1979) ... (executive in charge of production)
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 2002-2005 As Time Goes By (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) ... (executive producer - as Don Taffner Sr)
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) ... (executive producer - as Don Taffner Sr)
- You Must Remember This.... (2002) ... (executive producer)
- What Now? (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Wedding (2002) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Family Figures (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1988 Talk About (TV Series) (executive producer - 1988-1989)
 1988 Whose Baby? (TV Movie) (producer - as D.L. Taffner)
 1985 Check It Out (TV Series) (producer)
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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 1980 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (developer)
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 1997 The Saint (special thanks - as D.L. Taffner)
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 2001-2009 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Three's Company (2009) ... Himself
 1998 Heroes of Comedy (TV Series documentary)
- Benny Hill (1998) ... Himself
 1991 Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (TV Movie documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Don Taffner Sr | D.L. Taffner

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He graduated from St. John's College (now University) in Queens, New York with a Bachelor's Degree. He began his career in the mail room of the William Morris Agency in 1952 and was an agent from 1955 to 1959 before launching his own production company. See more »

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