Monday, March 26, 2018

RIP Bill Brademan

RIP Bill Brademan

Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2018

February 9, 1931 - March 21, 2018 Former President of Walt Disney Television Bill Brademan died March 21. The Emmy-winning producer was 87. Brademan was born in Minneapolis, MN, to Eileen and Harold, a police detective. He served as an aerial gunner during the Korean War, flying 23 combat missions before being honorably discharged. He broke into the movie business when he landed a job in the mail room at Columbia Pictures while on vacation in Los Angeles. Brademan went on to serve as a casting director for Columbia and NBC before becoming Vice President of Talent at Universal. He cast over 50 motion pictures. At both ABC and 20th Century Fox TV, Brademan served as Vice President of Development, as well as a Vice President at MCA and Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at QM Productions; he supervised production on over 75 network series, TV movies, and mini-series. After serving as president of Disney Television in the 1980s, Brademan formed a production company, Brademan/Self Productions, which produced TV movies such as Broken Vows starring Tommy Lee Jones and The Incident starring Walter Matthau, for which he won an Emmy in 1990 for Best Comedy/Drama Special. Among his other producing credits are the TV movies September Gun with Robert Preston and Patty Duke and Help Wanted: Male, a 1982 Suzanne Pleshette starrer that was the highest rated Saturday Movie of the Week in CBS' history at the time. He was a member of the Writers Guild, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Mensa. Brademan was married to his wife of 49 years, Carlotta (Smith), until her death in 2014. His eldest daughter, Sabrina, died in 2000 of complications of Type I diabetes. He is survived by his daughter, Hillary Del Regno and son-in-law Hugh Del Regno; his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Carla Brademan (MN) and their three daughters, son, and various grandchildren.

BRADEMAN, Bill (William A. Brademan)
Born: 2/9/1931, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Died: 3/21/2018, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Bill Brademan’s western – producer:
September Gun (TV) – 1983

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