Emmy-winning TV producer Bob Banner dies at 89

By the Associated Press | June 16, 2011 | 12:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television producer and director Bob Banner, whose credits include the Dinah Shore, Garry Moore and Carol Burnett variety shows, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

Family spokeswoman Lauren Cottrell tells the Los Angeles Times that Banner died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in suburban Woodland Hills.

Born in Ennis, Texas, Banner began his career in Chicago in 1948 as a production assistant on the children's puppet show "Kukla, Fran & Ollie."

He later produced and directed "The Fred Waring Show" and went on to be a director on "Omnibus," hosted by Alistair Cooke.

Banner won a directing Emmy in 1958 for "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show."

Other credits include the TV movies "The Darker Side of Terror" and "Sea Wolf."


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com