Friday, September 11, 2015

Merv Adelson, former chairman...

...of Lorimar, the once-prolific independent producer of television and movies, (and one-time spouse of Barbara Walters) died at age 85.

I probably wouldn't have mentioned his death, except for this line in his New York Times obit:

Lorimar produced some successful films, including “Being There” — the 1979 adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s deadpan satire about a dimwitted gardener, played by Peter Sellers, who becomes an adviser to the president...

If you haven't seen Being There watch it this weekend. It's a classic!

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