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Howard H. Lipstone

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April 28, 1928 - August 24, 2015 HOWARD H. LIPSTONE VETERAN TELEVISION EXECUTIVE 1928-2015 Longtime TV executive Howard H. Lipstone died at UCLA-Ronald Reagan Hospital on August 24 from the effects of a recent stroke. He was 87 years old. His career spanned 5 decades in the entertainment industry. Lipstone, along with his business partner Alan Landsburg, founded Alan Landsburg Productions in 1970, and the company played an important role in the development of early "reality" programming and the socially conscious made-for-TV movies and miniseries genre in the 1970's and '80's. In 1957, Howard married Jane Nudelman. Married for 57 years, Jane pre-deceased him in 2013. Howard is survived by two sons, Lewis (Shirley) and Greg (Meg), and three grandchildren, Jillian, Emma, and Jack. Lewis is the founder/owner of Westside Media Group, a high-end post production facility and Greg, until recently, was a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners and was recently announced as the new CEO of All3Media America. Howard is additionally survived by his brother, Ronald. A special person in his life for the last 2 years has been his partner Elaine Caplow. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27th at 1pm at Hillside Memorial Park and Morturary. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made in Lipstone's memory to Cedars - Sinai Medical Center online at cedars-sinai.edu/Giving or mailed to: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Community Relations and Development/Development Services, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 2416, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2015
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