A writer and producer whose career in television and film spanned five decades — and who won an Emmy Award in 1949 at the first Emmys ceremony — has died.
Stanley Rubin, who was behind a string of TV shows including "General Electric Theater," “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" and "Bracken’s World,” died Sunday in his sleep at his Los Angeles home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 96.
Rubin was a writer and producer on a program called "The Necklace," which won the Emmy for best film made for television in 1949 — the first Emmy Awards. The show was the pilot episode of the NBC anthology series “Your Show Time.”
He also received an Emmy nomination in 1969 for the comedy series “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir,” which was based on a 1947 movie with the same title. The series, which starred Hope Lange and Edward Mulhare, aired for two seasons, the first on NBC and the second on ABC.
Rubin was also nominated for producing “Babe,” a 1975 telefilm starring Susan Clark as athlete Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias.
His other TV production credits include “Peck’s Bad Girl” in the late 1950s and the early 1970s series "The Man and the City," which starred Anthony Quinn and Mike Farrell. Rubin also produced feature films including “River of No Return,” which starred Marilyn Monroe, and “Francis in the Navy,” featuring Francis the Talking Mule.