"Love Boat" Producer Henry Colman Dies at 89

An announcement Sunday by the Archive of American Television says Colman died Wednesday.

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:06 PM PDT
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Henry Colman, right, with actor Ernest Borgnine in 2008.

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Television producer and executive Henry Colman — whose credits include "The Love Boat," ''Hawaii Five-O" and "Green Acres" — has died at age 89.

Colman's career dates to early commercial television, where he started as production coordinator on the musical show "Easy Does It." In 1951, Colman became assistant to the director for "Kraft Television Theatre" and later worked on such series as "Robert Montgomery Presents" and "Colgate Comedy Hour."

As a TV executive, Colman oversaw the pilot of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and worked on "Green Acres" and "Hawaii Five-O."

In the 1970s, he helped develop "The Love Boat," where he worked as line producer. Colman also produced the 1980s series "Hotel."

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