TV director Robert Finkel dead

He passed away at his home in Beverly Hills, California on 30 April (12) after suffering age-related complications, his publicist told the Associated Press on Friday (25May12).

Finkel produced TV series with stars including Andy Williams and Jerry Lewis, and directed sitcoms such as Barney Miller and The Bob Newhart Show.

He also won a Peabody Award for a show with Julie Andrews and produced specials featuring Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and John Denver.