A television producer who shared in a Primetime Emmy for a show he created with his actress-comedian wife has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan McKeown died Tuesday at 67 following a long battle with prostate cancer.
McKeown co-created “Tracey Takes On …” with his wife of 30 years, Tracey Ullman. The pair won an Emmy for outstanding variety, musical or comedy series in 1997, one of six Emmys won by the show, which aired on HBO from 1996-1999.
McKeown also co-created “State of the Union” with Ullman.
McKeown was a hairdresser early in his career, working with stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine, the piece notes. In 1969, he changed careers and became a commercial producer.
His other producing credits include the TV shows “Birds of a Feather” and “Lovejoy,” as well as the Broadway musical “Lennon” with Yoko Ono and the London show “Jerry Springer at the Opera.”