TV Director and Producer Dies — Known for ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ ‘LA Ink’

Nov 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A veteran television director and producer whose credits included “Cagney & Lacey” and “LA Ink” has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joel Rosenzweig, who directed his sister-in-law Sharon Gless in “Cagney & Lacey,” died Oct. 29 at his home.

Rosenzweig died post-operative heart failure at 66, the story reports.

He was the younger brother of Barney Rosenzweig, Gless’ husband, who won two drama series Emmys as executive producer of “Cagney & Lacey.”

Rosenzweig also directed for the TV show “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill,” which also starred Gless, and the CBS drama “Christy,” which featured “Cagney & Lacey” star Tyne Daly, the story notes. He also reportedly worked on shows including “Falcon Crest” and “Buck James.” He was one of the producers on the TLC reality show “LA Ink.”

In recent years Rosenzweig had turned to education, teaching government at Dallas’ Lake Highlands High School and also coaching bowling at the school, the story notes.

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