The name David Gerber may not be familiar to most television viewers but many of the programs he produced during the past four decades certainly are. Gerber passed away this past Saturday (January 2nd) at the age of 86. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Gerber earned an Emmy (and six other Emmy noms), a Golden Globe, a Peabody Award and the Christopher Award as well as honors from the American Film Institute, the Caucus of Producers, Writers and Directors and others by taking on serious, often controversial subjects. He was a pioneer of multiracial programming with such series as “Police Story,” “Batman,” “Room 222,” “thirtysomething,” “In the Heat of the Night” and dozens of TV movies, including his last longform, the critically acclaimed “Flight 93” in 2006.
Some of the shows he produced, based on his Internet Movie Database page, include The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Born Free, Nanny and the Professor, Police Story, Quark, Police Woman, The Quest and Eischied, as well as the unsold pilot “Oh, Nurse!” in 1972. The Hollywood Reporter states he also worked on Room 222, Batman and thirtysomething. Reuters (via The New York Times) states he also produced That’s My Mama.