The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Over the course of the eight seasons that began in 1998, “Will & Grace” won 16 Emmys from 83 nominations, including Best Comedy Series in 2000. And all four regulars won at least once each: McCormack (2001) and Messing (2003) in lead and Hayes (2000) and Mullally down in supporting. With Messing’s win in 2003, “Will and Grace” became only the third TV series in Emmy history in which all four of the main cast won awards, following “All in the Family” and “The Golden Girls.”
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You might think reuniting the cast after more than a decade apart would be a challenge, but “they really
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For both McCormack and the show’s co-creator Max Mutchnick, it was important for the revival to show Will as an older, single gay man and “explore it from a point of strength rather than apologizing.
Conley, who was known among colleagues for his early adoption of computers as editing tools, died April 12 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications of a kidney transplant, said friend Don Azars.
Born in 1945 in Washington, D.C., he was a graduate of the Harvard School for Boys in Los Angeles and attended the University ...
Messing says that coming back to the role of Grace was not easy. While she admits that her co-stars Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally easily fell back into their roles, “Part of me just felt tentative in terms of just jumping into Grace’s skin again.” For Messing, that feeling left during the season’s third episode, which featured Messing and Mullally trapped in a shower as it rapidly fills with water, an homage
Witt died Friday in Los Angeles at age 77 after a long battle with cancer.
“He was a lion — an absolute lion,” Thomas told Variety. “He was laser-brain smart and strong and believed in his convictions and would not be deterred. He had terrific taste and he knew how to tell a story extremely well. He was a great salesman. He knew how to find the
According to Variety, Witt passed away in Los Angeles on Friday following a long battle with cancer.
Through his company Witt/Thomas/Harris productions, run with producing partner Tony Thomas and wife Susan Harris, Witt was also behind such shows as “The Partridge Family,” “Benson,” “It’s a Living,” “Empty Nest” and “Blossom” from the 1970s through the ’90s.
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On the film side, Witt also produced the Robin Williams drama “Dead Poets Society,” Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts” and 2011’s “A Better Life,” which earned an Oscar nomination for star Demián Bichir.
He is survived by Harris and five children.
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Witt died after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Along with his accomplished TV career, Witt was also a producer on a number of movies, including Dead Poets Society, Three Kings and Insomnia.
Beyond his work on the big and small screen, Witt had a passion for the environment that led him to serving on the California State Park and Recreation Commission for 16 years in the roles...
Witt had faced a long battle with cancer, a family representative said.
With producing partner Tony Thomas, Witt in the 1970s and 80s ran Witt/Thomas Productions, which was also home to NBC’s “Empty Nest” and “Blossom” and the original “Beauty and the Beast” series. In 1983, Witt married writer-producer Susan Harris, creator of NBC’s “Golden Girls,” and the company expanded as Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions.
In addition to his TV work,
All four stars, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, won Emmys during the show’s original run, making the sitcom one of three shows, after “All in the Family” and “The Golden Girls,” whose whole regular cast won Emmys. Mullally and Hayes were nominated the most — seven times each — and the former is the only one of the cast to win twice. Based on that history, you could presume that they would be the ones to make it if only two get shortlisted. Mullally is in third place in our odds; Hayes, first.
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