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R. Robert Rosenbaum


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R. Robert Rosenbaum Obituary
August 24, 1928 - January 31, 2018 R. Robert "Bob" Rosenbaum died peacefully on January 31, 2018, in Los Angeles, Ca. A graduate of USC film school, Bob started as a messenger for RKO. By the early 1960s, Bob was an assistant director and director on such TV shows as "Hazel" and "Bewitched" and movies, "Rhinoceros," with Zero Mostel, "Ride the Wild Surf," with Tab Hunter and Fabian and "Good Neighbor Sam," with Jack Lemmon. During Bob's prolific career, he oversaw such iconic productions as "Winds of War," "Golda" and "Shogun." Bob retired in 1996 as the Senior Vice President in charge of Television Production at Warner Brothers, a position he previously held at both Lorimar and Paramount Studios. Bob was a founding member of the ROMEO's (RetiredOldMenEatingOut), a group of old production guys who met every Thursday at Art's Deli, to reminisce about the good old days in "the business," written up in the Jewish Journal, and recently seen on the Chelsea Handler show. Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1928 to Julian Frankel Rosenbaum and Eleanor Grant Goldsmith. He attended Mercersburg Academy before moving to Los Angeles where he found the love of his life, Jane. Married for 65 years, they traveled the world and enjoyed a beautiful life together. Bob is survived not only by his wife, Jane, but also their two daughters, Julie Ponaman and Amy Jacobson, and his two grandchildren, Rachel and Max Jacobson. Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2018
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