Veteran Oscar Producer Gilbert Cates Dead at 77

By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Producer and director Gilbert Cates, who oversaw a record 14 Academy Awards ceremonies and founded the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, has died. He was 77. The Directors Guild of America confirmed the death Tuesday. Cates also founded the School of Theater Film and Television at […]

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‘Honeymooners’ Writer Leonard Stern Dies at 88

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Leonard Stern, a prolific writer-producer-director whose credits include “The Honeymooners,” “Get Smart,” and “McMillan and Wife,” died Tuesday. He was 88. Stern died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his spokesman, Dale Olson. A native of New York City, Stern found […]

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