Bonny Dore

Dore, Bonny E.
August 16, 1947 - February 1, 2013
Film and television producer Bonny Dore died on Friday, February 1, 2013, after a long battle with blood cancer. Bonny began her career in broadcasting from the University of Michigan, first becoming the Founder and General Manager of WSDP-FM 88.1 based in Plymouth, Michigan. She then moved to New York and co-created the award-winning children's series Vegetable Soup for PBS and then back to Detroit where she created and produced Hot Fudge for ABC. As a creative executive at ABC, Bonny supervised prime-time variety shows, specials and Saturday morning programming such as American Bandstand, Scooby Doo, The Krofft Supershow, and Schoolhouse Rock. In 1976, she became the Executive Vice-President of Development and Production for Krofft Entertainment. At Krofft, she developed and produced dozens of children's programs, variety shows, specials, TV-Movies and feature films, such as "Middle-Age Crazy," and "Harry Tracy, Desperado." After she left Krofft, Bonny executive produced several Rainbow Warrior. For CBS she executive produced a situation comedy called First Impressions, which introduced Brad Garrett to television. Bonny was also a Past President of Women in Film and Co-Chair of the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors, and was extremely active in both organizations. Bonny was always ready to help others and she freely advised and was a mentor to many. Bonny is survived by her husband, Sanford Astor, her brothers Thomas Barnes and William Barnes, her sister-in-law Susan Barnes, her niece Katherine Barnes, her step-children Shelley Wynne, Scot Astor and Stacy Shaul and her step-grandchildren Mark, Lauren, Jayson, Jessica, Rachel, Carly and Daniel, who were the light of her life.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068, just off the 134 Freeway.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 5, 2013