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Colman, Henry
September 15, 1923 - November 7, 2012
He was best known as the Producer of Love Boat and Hotel. He began his career in live television in New York on such programs as Robert Montgomery Presents and Kraft Television Theater. He followed the television industry to Los Angeles where he was Associate Producer of Dr. Kildare and then Peyton Place. He later held executive positions at CBS, Paramount Television and Screen Gems Television. He produced several movies made for television including Who Is The Black Dahlia, Body of Evidence and Parent Trap III. He was a longtime member of the Writers Guild of America and wrote episodes for the Love Boat and other series. Later in his career he interviewed industry notables for the archives of the Television Academy. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and served in the Army Air Corps as a navigator on a B-29 in WWII. He earned is B.A. in Theater Arts from Columbia University and spent his summers acting with the Virginia Barter Theater. He had a zest for living and loved people, dogs, traveling, cars, music, art and the beach. He especially loved Venice, California where he was instrumental in helping to restore the canals. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Donna Brainard, his children Cathy and Richard; and his sister, Hedy Roche.
No services were held. Contributions to can be made in Henry's memory.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 11, 2012
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