Thank you, everyone, for such kind and generous notes. I just read them, not having known about this site, and we are all deeply appreciative.
So far, so unfunny without you Hal...RIP
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Dearest Doris,Abbe,Donna,Lisa & Kanter Family;
I was watching the Oscar's and saw that Hal
had passed away back in Nov. and I was
deeply saddened to have heard that news. I've always
thought of Hal as a mentor and
father figure of sorts. From the time I 1st met himwhen Abbe & I did his One Act play at some event that took place outside that was a great experience & honor to have been asked by Hal and Abbe to be in it. Then about 5 yrs later Hal gave me my 1st pro acting gig on a couple of Bob Hope specials and then again on 2 "Chico and the Man" episodes. My heart felt condolence's & all my love.
To The Hal Kanter Family,
I don't know the Kanter's Family, but one thing, I understand and know that to loss a love one in death is hard on any family.
The Bible tells us at Isaiah 29:8,9 that death will be swallowed up and there will be no more tears.
Jehohah God and Jesus Christ will give the Kanter's Family comfort and peace.
H. Grant, South Carolina
We have lost the greatest wit in our industry.
RIP and sorry goes out to your family You were a great guy Thank You
In your lost,i feel sorrow but know that a show like "Julia" elevated a woman and all of us towards a better tomorrow. Thanks, Mr. Kanter.
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE KANTER FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. KANTER.
May you be comforted to know how much Hal is loved, and will be missed. My condolences to the family.
The time has come for you to rest in peace,but there are better days ahead.Psalms 145:16
In memory of a great guy!
rest in spiritual peaceful
serene Peaceful sleep
Mr.Kanter's creation of "Julia" was a great step forward for African- American actresses. May he rest in peace. God bless his family and friends.
Many thanks for the good times you gave us. So glad you were born.
The greatest thrill for me working on the 2011 Oscars was getting to know Hal Kanter. Hal became a friend of mine and remained so for ten years.Whether it was sitting in the audience with him for the Oscars or at the Academy watching an old Douglas Fairbanks movie, it was always such a delight to be in his presence.
I had been a fan of Hal's since childhood, Valentines' Day was a favorite TV show of mine. And the stories - Hope & Crosby, Burns & Allen, Elvis, Frank Capra, Sam Fuller, far too many to recount. But the man himself was his greatest work. A southern gentleman from Savannah, GA. He was encouraging, supportive, witty, kind and a great American original. My autographed copy of his autobiography is something I will always treasure. My sincere condolences to his family.
God bless you, Hal, I know the angels are now are laughing at your jokes and welcoming you home. We always knew we'd have to share you with God, we were just lucky to have you for 92 glorious years. There will always be a special parking space in my heart, where an eternal smile and a warm, happy glow reside, marked "reserved for Hal Kanter."
So long, Hal...RIP and thanks for the memories.
"Julia" used to be one if my favorite shows as a kid and I remember wanting a "Julia" Barbie in the worst way for my birthday....Had to settle for "Christie" I believe, another black doll....I cried because it wasn't "Julia"! Guess we couldn't get it yet in our small college town....Thanks for the memories Mr. Kanter....rest in peace!
It was trully a landmark TV program, and I grew up watching it. It sure made Diann Carroll a star. Blessings to the family for having such a great mind in their lives!!
TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE HAL KANTER.HAL HAD MANY ADMIRERS HERE IN BALTIMORE,I AM ONE OF THE.I SEND MY NEECHUM(CONDOLENCES)TO YOU IN HIS MEMORY.MY NAME IS joel ginsberg,firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kanter was an inspiration to my generation. I was 4 in 1968 and "Julia" had a great impact on me. God bless Mr. Kanter and be with his family.
MR. HAL MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS. JOB WELL DONE.
Because of people like Mr. Kanter black people are employed heavily in the television industry today!!! I remember watching the television show Julia as a kid with much pride. Thank you Mr. Kanter for your genious and vision. May God bless your family and may you rest in peace. Hal you made the world a better place.
Thank you Mr. Kanter for Julia. I watched it and learned a lot about life lessons, and I thank you for that. I extend my condolences to your family. Now go to heaven and do your best directing ever!
MR HAL KANTER, MAY U REST IN PEACE GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR FAMILEY.
sorry for your loss. best wishe's.
Rest in Peace....
Micheal L. Nesbitt
i WATCHED JULIA EVERY WEEK WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL. ELVIS IS MY FAVORITE AND I HAVE THE MOVIE LOVING YOU. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY OF MR. KANTER. HE WAS A GREAT WRITER.
Mr. Kanter strode popular culture in his heyday. His kindness and gentle humor marked every project that he touched.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Kanter. He was truly talented and an asset to Hollywood. My prayers go out to his family. My God provide comfort for the family in ways that no human ever could.
Please read Acts 5:28-29.
May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time of sorrow and grief. (2 Cor 1:3,4)
Thanks for the memories and creating Julia !
May God comfort your family in this special time. You can now Direct in Heaven. Love Sandra Slater, Louisville Ky
To the family & friend &fans around the world we bless God for the accomplishments Mr.Hal Kanter created especially the sitcom Julia I grew up watching this sitcom.May Mr.Hal Kanter memories bring you great joy and peace.Rest In Peace Mr.Hal Kanter.
MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY R.I.P.
May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. (1 Cor. 1:3,4)
Thank you and rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.