Ronald Gilbert "Ron" SATLOF (1938 - 2018)

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SATLOF, Ronald Gilbert

"Ron" producer/director/writer/actor, 79, died peacefully July 2, 2018 at his home in St Petersburg, FL. Born October 27, 1938 in New York City, he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Theatre.After moving to Los Angeles early in his career, his artistic talents lead to an Academy Award nomination for his short film, Frog Story. Having directed many films and hit TV shows for over 35 years (Perry Mason, McCloud, The A Team, and others), Ron became one of the most respected and well-known talents in Hollywood. As an artist in retirement in Florida, he continued to produce and direct films and television shows (notably Misconceptions and Condo Cop) and served as an Advisory Board member of the Gasparilla Film Festival. An avid tennis and poker player, Ron also discovered he had a talent for portraiture. Ron inspired and mentored many actors, filmmakers, and artists in his career. He performed and directed with Radio Theatre Project at [email protected], and was a WordBRIDGE playwright's lab director at Eckerd College where he also taught classes in cinematography. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena; a brother, David; a daughter, Leira; his grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Levine. A memorial service will be planned.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 8, 2018