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Bill Brademan

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Birthday: February 09
Date of passing: 
March 21, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Bill Brademan was a television executive and producer.

A native of Minneapolis, Brademan served as an aerial gunner during the Korean War, flying 23 combat missions before his honorable discharge. He broke into the movie business when he landed a job in the mailroom at Columbia Pictures while on vacation in Los Angeles.

Brademan went on to serve as a casting director for Columbia and NBC before becoming vice president of talent at Universal Studios.

Bill Brademan was a television executive and producer.

A native of Minneapolis, Brademan served as an aerial gunner during the Korean War, flying 23 combat missions before his honorable discharge. He broke into the movie business when he landed a job in the mailroom at Columbia Pictures while on vacation in Los Angeles.

Brademan went on to serve as a casting director for Columbia and NBC before becoming vice president of talent at Universal Studios.

Brademan also was a development vice president at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television, an executive vice president of creative affairs at Quinn Martin Productions, and a vice president at MCA. He supervised production on more than 75 network series, TV movies, and miniseries.

After his stint as president of Walt Disney Television in the 1980s, Brademan launched Brademan/Self Productions with Edwin Self. The company produced several TV movies, including 1990's The Incident, starring Walter Matthau, for which Brademan won an Emmy for outstanding comedy/drama special.

Brademan died March 21, 2018, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 87.

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