Gary Gerlich

Gary Gerlich

Date of Passing: June 25, 2014
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Gary Gerlich was a postproduction veteran whose career spanned over 50 years in the entertainment industry.
 
A native Californian, Gerlich was born in Los Angeles in 1933 to a family of entertainment professionals. His father was a film editor and his mother, a negative cutter. He attended Hollywood High School, where he excelled as a football player and track star. His athletic prowess earned him a scholarship to San Jose State, where he majored in business administration. After college, he joined the Navy as a fire crewman and ran track for the Navy team.
 

Gary Gerlich was a postproduction veteran whose career spanned over 50 years in the entertainment industry.
 
A native Californian, Gerlich was born in Los Angeles in 1933 to a family of entertainment professionals. His father was a film editor and his mother, a negative cutter. He attended Hollywood High School, where he excelled as a football player and track star. His athletic prowess earned him a scholarship to San Jose State, where he majored in business administration. After college, he joined the Navy as a fire crewman and ran track for the Navy team.
 
In 1954, Gerlich began his career in the industry as a film processor for Technicolor. From there, he got into film editing at Ziv Television and United Artists Television.
 
Gerlich was the postproduction supervisor on many TV movies in the 1970s, including A Tattered Web starring Lloyd Bridges (1971), Murder Once Removed starring John Forsythe (1971), She Waits starring Patty Duke (1972), the Emmy-nominated Go Ask Alice with William Shatner and Ruth Roman, and the Emmy-winning It's Good to Be Alive (1974) with Paul Winfield and Louis Gossett, Jr. He was also postproduction supervisor on the classic television series Dusty's Trail with Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker and a rock and roll documentary made in 1974 called Let the Good Times Roll.
 
In the span of his career, he served as the postproduction supervisor at Columbia Pictures from 1965-1967, National General Pictures from 1967-1969, Metromedia Producers Corporation from 1969-1974 and United Artists Film Corporation from 1974-1979. He began a three-year stint as senior vice president of postproduction at 20th Century Fox in 1979, and went on to MGM/UA to be their executive vice president of postproduction before retiring in 2000.
 
Gerlich died June 25, 2014, in Agua Dulce, California. He was 81.

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