David Gerber

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David Gerber (July 25, 1923 – January 2, 2010) was a television executive producer. His notable work on television included the 1970s TV series Police Story and Police Woman. Other executive producer credits include Jessie, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Nanny and the Professor, Cade's County, Riker, Eischied, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Nakia, Gibbsville, Hunter, Walking Tall, Quark, Today's F.B.I., Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Lady Blue, The Price of Love and Jack & Mike. Gerber was executive producer of the 2006 made-for-TV docudrama, Flight 93.

During his long career, he was president of the television division of three major studios: 20th Century Fox Television, from 1965 to 1972, Columbia Pictures Television, from 1974 to 1982 and MGM Television, from 1984 to 1992, throughout most of his time, his works went under his own production company David Gerber Productions.[1][2][3][4] After 1992, he launched his own production company The Gerber Company. In 1993, he partnered with ITC Entertainment Group to launch a production company, the Gerber-ITC Entertainment Group.[5] In 1995, he went to All-American Television as producer.[6] He quit in 1998 to launch a production company affiliated with Fox Television Studios.[7][8] In 2003, his contract was reupped.[9] A graduate of the University of the Pacific, his numerous contributions to the TV industry have earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Until his death in 2010, he was married to actress, Laraine Stephens.


David Gerber died in Los Angeles from heart failure at the age of 86, and was survived by his wife of 40 years, actress Laraine Stephens.[10]


  1. ^ "A man for all new TV seasons: CPT's Dave Gerber" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1974-10-07. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  2. ^ "Remodeling at Screen Gems". Broadcasting: 39–40. 1974-05-06.
  3. ^ "How the MGM piece would fit into the Turner puzzle" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1985-03-11. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  4. ^ "MGM TV group dissolves; Gerber departs" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1992-06-29. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  5. ^ "Gerber, ITC form production unit" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1993-07-19. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  6. ^ "All American Trades On 'Baywatch' Fame To Raise Fresh Coin". Variety. 1995-11-27. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  7. ^ "Fates & Fortunes" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1998-06-22. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  8. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (1998-02-06). "Gerber ready to ankle Pearson All-American". Variety. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  9. ^ Schneider, Michael (2003-06-04). "Producer Gerber sticks with Fox TV". Variety. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  10. ^ Anita Gates (January 9, 2010). "David Gerber, Award-Winning Television Producer, Dies at 86". The New York Times.

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