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Robert Finkel, 94, Emmy-winning TV director and producer

Updated: July 3, 2012 11:49AM



LOS ANGELES — Emmy Award-winning TV director and producer Robert Finkel has died. He was 94.

Publicist Dale Olson said Friday that Mr. Finkel died April 30 of age-related complications at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In his long career, Mr. Finkel produced TV series with Andy Williams, Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller and other stars. Mr. Finkel won a Peabody Award for a show with Julie Andrews and directed sitcoms including “Barney Miller” and “The Bob Newhart Show.”

Mr. Finkel also produced specials with Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and John Denver, among others.

A Pittsburgh, Pa., native, Mr. Finkel is survived by family members including his daughter, Terry. AP



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