The TV mogul behind legendary series Dallas and The Waltons has died at the age of 93.
Lee Rich, the co-founder of the Lorimar production company, passed awayon Thursday (24May12).
He achieved great success in TV and was the man behind other hit shows including Family Matters, Full House, Perfect Strangers and Eight Is Enough.
He earned five Emmy Award nominations for his work and won Best Drama Series for The Waltons in 1973.
Rich produced films such as Peter Sellers' Being There in 1979 and Richard Gere's An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982, and continued to score hits with A Fish Called Wanda and Rain Man in 1988, when he served as chairman and CEO of MGM and United Artists studios.