Robert Halmi Sr. | Television producer, 90
Mr. Halmi, who was born in Hungary, found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such publications as Life and Sports Illustrated. But in the mid-1960s, he turned to moving pictures. During the next half-century he produced more than 200 programs and miniseries for television.
His specialty was family-friendly entertainment, with TV projects including The Josephine Baker Story, the Bette Midler-starring Gypsy, Merlin, Dinotopia, and The Lion in Winter with Glenn Close.
His projects were honored with 136 Emmy Awards. A Peabody Award citation hailed him as "perhaps the last of the great network television impresarios." - AP