Philip Capice (1931-2009)

The past week has not been kind to prolific television producers. Philip Capice, who executive produced some 200 episodes of Dallas and more than 110 episodes of Eight is Enough, passed away on December 30th, 2009 at the age of 78.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Capice served as director of special programs for CBS from 1969 to 1974, “where he developed its Charlie Brown and Dr. Seuss animated features, among other programming” before joining Lorimar in 1974. He became president of the company in 1978 and retired in 1986. In addition to Dallas and Eight is Enough, Capice’s Internet Movie Database page states he produced episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Blue Knight and Flatbush, as well as made-for-TV movies Helter Skelter, Sybil and A Question of Guilt.

He was nominated for three Emmy awards and won in 1977 for Sybil in the Outstanding Special – Drama or Comedy category. A biography of Capice can be found at the Ultimate Dallas website.

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