29 May 2009 9:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mort Abrahams, a producer and production executive on TV and film projects ranging from "Route 66" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." to "The Iceman Cometh" and "A Delicate Balance," died May 28 in Sherman Oaks of natural causes. He was 93.

As a producer at Music Corporation of America in the 1950s, Abrahams was an exec producer on early TV shows including "Suspicion," "Kraft Suspense Theatre" and "G.E. Theatre," hosted by Ronald Reagan.

For Herbert B. Leonard Prods. and ABC, he produced the on-the-road adventure "Route 66" in 1962-63 and the spy-themed "U.N.C.L.E." in 1964-65.

Abrahams left for Arthur Jacobs' Apjac Prods. in 1966 for a job as executive vp to handle production and/or writing chores on films such as "Doctor Dolittle" (1967), "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969), "The Chairman" (1969) starring Gregory Peck and "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" (1970).

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- By Mike Barnes

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