Goodnight, Unknown Stuntman: Glen A. Larson R.I.P.

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TV-Produzent Glen A. Larson ist gestern im Alter von 77 Jahren an Krebs verstorben. Der Mann war eine Produzenten-Legende und hat damals in den 70ern und 80ern praktisch die komplette Fernseh-Unterhaltung aus meiner Kindheit auf die Beine gestellt: The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider UND meine Lieblings-80s-Serie: Ein Colt für alle Fälle (The Fall Guy). Larson hatte auch sehr viele der TV-Themes seiner Shows selbst geschrieben, unter anderem The Unknown Stuntman. Ohne den Mann hätten meine 80er sicher anders ausgesehen und Cancer is a bitch.

„It's a death-defying life I lead, I'll take my chances. I've died for a living in the movies and tv.“ Indeed. Gute Nacht, Glen.

Glen A. Larson, the wildly successful television writer-producer whose enviable track record includes Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and The Fall Guy, has died. He was 77. […]

After ABC spurned the original pilot for The Six Million Dollar Man (based on the 1972 novel Cyborg), Larson rewrote it, then penned a pair of 90-minute telefilms that convinced then-network executive Barry Diller to greenlight the action series, which starred Lee Majors as a former astronaut supercharged with bionic implants.

Other shows Larson created included Alias Smith & Jones, B.J. and The Bear, Switch (another series with Wagner), Manimal and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. He spent his early career at Universal Studios, inventing new shows and reworking others, before moving to 20th Century Fox in 1980 with a multiseries, multimillion-dollar deal.

Hollywood Reporter: Glen A. Larson, Creator of TV’s ['The Fall Guy'], 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'Battlestar Galactica,' Dies at 77