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Early Grammys producer Ted Bergmann dead at 93

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Mar 09, 2014 | 11:46am EDT

Veteran TV producer Ted Bergmann has died at the age of 93. He passed away on 2 March (14) following surgery in Santa Monica, California, according to his wife, Beverly. Bergmann began his career in that late 1940s and was known for helping officials from the National Academy of Recording Artists bring early Grammy Awards ceremonies to TV audiences in the form of The Best On Record, a post-show programme which began in 1963 and featured performances from winners such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Peter, Paul and Mary. He produced the show for U.S. network NBC for seven years and later moved on to serve as the president of the DuMont Television Network, working on broadcasts of early American football games and live boxing matches. His other TV credits include 1970s sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off series The Ropers and Three's A Crowd, while he was also known as a screenwriter, penning an episode of The Munsters in 1968 and '70s show Sanford and Son.

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