Bob Banner, Emmy-winning TV producer, dies 89

Bob Banner (August 15, 1921 – June 15, 2011) is an Emmy-winning American producer, writer and director.

During The Golden Age of Television, Bob was one of the prime movers of variety programming. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, which he produced and directed, garnered a myriad of awards including three Emmys, two Christopher Awards and two Peabodys.

In 1958, he formed Bob Banner Associates. BBA’s first production was “The Garry Moore Show” with regulars Durward Kirby, Carol Burnett, and Marion Lorne. The program ran for 218 episodes and won several Emmy Awards, including one for Carol.

Special “Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall,” starring Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett which garnered three Emmys and the International Golden Rose Award.

Bob Banner Cause of Death
Bob Banner died of Parkinson’s disease at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in  Woodland Hills, California.
Bob Banner was 89 years old at the time of his death.