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Theodore J. Flicker, Filmmaker and ‘Barney Miller’ Co-Creator, Dies at 84

15 September 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Theodore J. Flicker, a filmmaker whose eclectic career included the Cold War comedy “The President’s Analyst” and the much-loved ABC comedy “Barney Miller,” died Sept. 13 at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84.

Flicker’s family told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the writer-helmer died in his sleep.

Flicker moved into Hollywood after working with an improvisational group in New York that he co-founded, the Premise. Members including future showbiz notables George Segal, Joan Darling and Buck Henry. The group helped Flicker produce his first film, the indie cult classic “The Troublemaker” (1964).

Flicker directed episodes of a handful of TV series, including “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” got his first break in features by co-writing the Elvis Presley feature “Spinout” (1966) and then really broke through with 1967 comedy “The President’s Analyst,” an offbeat send-up of the era’s obsession with thrillers, spies and psychoanalysis that Flicker wrote and directed. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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