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COLLINS, Robert L.
June 1, 1930 - October 21, 2011
Bob was an accomplished, award winning Writer/Director for such TV series as The Bold Ones, The Senator and Police Story. "The Wyatt Earp Syndrome" episode of Police Story has been preserved as a training film for the L.A. & N.Y. Police Academies. His TV Movies include: THE QUALITY OF MERCY, SERPICO, HUEY LONG, AN ACT OF VIOLENCE, MONEY ON THE SIDE, J. EDGAR HOOVER, PRIME TARGET, THE ACCHILE LAURO, JONNY RYAN, IN THE ARMS OF A KILLER, MAFIA PRINCESS and GIDEON'S TRUMPET (which is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art and The Library of Congress). Creator of the TV series MOVING ON, SERPICO and POLICE WOMAN (ground breaking as the first series to star a female lead). Bob directed DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Odyssey Theatre in L.A. Among the theatrical luminaries he directed were Henry Fonda, Jose Ferre, John Houseman, Karl Malden Tony Musante, Lee Grant, Tony Curtis, Treat Williams, Louise Fletcher, Rip Torn, Ed Asner, Jaclyn Smith, Michael Nouri, John Spencer, and Angie Dickinson. Bob's awards and nominations include The Emmy, The Writers' Guild Award, The Directors' Guild Award, The Cable Excellence Award, The Humanitas Prize, The Christopher Award, The NAACP Image Award, The Mystery Writers' of America Award, The Peabody Award and The 2009 Jack Webb Award.
Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mark, sons Clay (Robin), Curtis (Sharon), Casey, daughter-in-law Cindy, brother Frank (Trisha), grandchildren Ryan, Leslie, Rachel, Kyle, Sarah, Caleb, nieces Kate and Anne.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Westwood Memorial Park, 1218 Glendon Ave, Westwood, CA.
Donations may be made in Bob's memory to his favorite charity: Doctors Without Borders, 333 Seventh Ave, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10001-5126

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2011
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