Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wolper Delivers His Exit Line

From the Web site Television Obscurities we receive the sad news that American TV and film producer David L. Wolper passed away yesterday at age 82. Wolper is probably best remembered for his TV miniseries Roots and The Thorn Birds, as well as for his work as executive producer of the 1997 film L.A. Confidential. However, TV trivia enthusiasts will also remember Wolper as the executive producer of Get Christie Love!, a 1974-1975 ABC-TV crime drama, inspired by a Dorothy Uhnak novel, that starred Laugh-In’s Teresa Graves as an undercover police woman given to uttering such cheesy lines as “You’re under arrest, Sugah.”

Television Obscurities offers much more on Wolper’s career here.

1 comment:

Ed Gorman said...

Major figure in TV history. His macro-lensing technique changed documentary narrative forever. He didn't invent the technique but he certainly showed how it could be used for dramatic purposes.