Friday, January 8, 2010

David Gerber (1923-2010)

Prolific television producer David Gerber passed away January 2 as a result of heart failure at the age of 86.

Gerber produced the sitcom Nanny & the Professor for 20th Century Fox and the seminal dramas Police Story and its spin-off, Police Woman, for Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television), all of them during his peak years in the 70's. After moving to MGM in the 80's, Gerber was credited for developing the popular drama thirtysomething and adapting the feature film "In the Heat of the Night" into a successful TV series starring Carroll O'Connor & Howard Rollins, Jr.. Gerber's last project was the 2006 TV-movie, Flight 93.

Rest in peace, David.

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