Former Head of CBS Entertainment Dies

Jul 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The man who led CBS Entertainment through most of the 1980s, including shepherding hit shows “Murder She Wrote” and “Newhart,” has died, Deadline.com reported.

B. Donald Grant — better known as Bud Grant — died about 10 days ago, but at the request of his family his death was not announced publicly.

The well-liked Grant was CBS Entertainment president from 1980-1987, before he left to form Bud Grant Productions, with which he continued his relationship with CBS. He later formed Grant/Tribune Prods., a partnership with Tribune Broadcasting that also involved Walt Disney Studios in production and distribution.

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