Glen A Larson
Produced the crime hit "Magnum P.I." starring a then-unknown named Tom Selleck.
Secured a budget of $1 million per episode for his series "Battlestar Galactica," a then un-precedented sum.
Produced his first hit series, the Western "Alias Smith and Jones."
Attended Hollywood High School with Robert Wagner, who starred in a series Larson would later join as a producer, "It Takes a Thief."
Sang with a vocal group called The Four Preps, with whom he recorded three gold albums for Capitol records.