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Lee Rich

Highest Rated: 73% The Score (2001)

Lowest Rated: 0% Big Bully (1996)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1926

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Former advertising executive who resigned as senior vice president of Benton & Bowles in 1965 to become a producer for Mirisch-Rich TV which created the series, "Rat Patrol and "Hey, Landlord" (1966-67). After returning to advertising at the Leo Burnett Agency, Rich left to form Lorimar Productions serving as executive producer on the company's successful series: "The Waltons" (CBS, 1972-81), "Eight is Enough" (ABC, 1977-81), "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-91), "Knots Landing" (CBS, 1979-91) as well as numerous TV movies including "The Homecoming" (his first of many projects with Waltons' creator Earl Hamner) and the Emmy-winning "Sybil" (NBC, 1976). President of Lorimar until 1986, he left to join MGM/UA Communications as chairman and CEO, resigning in 1988 to return to independent production. Rich's most successful recent producing venture has been the fairly standard but enjoyable vigorous Wesley Snipes actioner, "Passenger 57" (1992).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 67% The Score Producer $71.1M 2001
14% 30% Gloria Producer $4.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Easter Executive Producer - 1997
19% 37% Desperate Measures Producer $13.7M 1997
0% 19% Big Bully Producer $1.8M 1996
No Score Yet 71% Dallas: J.R. Returns Executive Producer - 1996
26% 46% Just Cause Producer $35.7M 1995
20% 41% The Amazing Panda Adventure Producer $6.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion Executive Producer - 1993
39% 44% Innocent Blood Producer $4.2M 1992
24% 38% Passenger 57 Producer $42.9M 1992
38% 47% Hard to Kill Executive Producer $46.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Executive Producer - 1979
44% 39% The Choirboys Producer - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Executive Producer - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Executive Producer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons' Crisis Executive Producer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Executive Producer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Producer - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Executive Producer 2010 1972-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Executive Producer 1976

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