Veteran Producer-Director Dead at 79 -- He Worked in TV, Feature Films and Theater, Directing Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke and Many Others THR

A multi-talented producer-director who rolled up a long string of credits in TV, film and the theater has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stockton Briggle died March 22 in Beverly Hills at 79 after a battle with cancer.

Among his many projects, Briggle produced the Alec Baldwin-starring 1987 miniseries “The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory,” 1989’s “Bridge to Silence” with Marlee Matlin, and “Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story,” a 1992 project starring Lesley Ann Warren.

With his partner Steven Willig, he founded Briggle/Willig Productions and worked with actors including Zsa Zsa Gabor and Eve Arden.

He also directed Rock Hudson in the stage musical “Camelot,” during a tour in 1977, and Dick Van Dyke in “Damn Yankees.” Briggle produced episodes of “Capitol,” a 1980s CBS serial, and also worked on the CBS comedy “Alice.”

The piece notes: “In later years, Stockton was an interior designer, commuting from Beverly Hills to his native Texas, and he worked on a home owned by actress Alyssa Milano. His love affair with cooking resulted in cooking tours and lectures throughout the country as well.”

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