Thomas L. Miller

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Thomas L. Miller

Thomas L. Miller

Thomas L. Miller

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 31, 1940
Date of Passing: April 05, 2020
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Thomas L. Miller was an American television producer and writer.

Miller’s seven-decade career began under Billy Wilder working as a dialogue coach on the films Irma la Douce (1963) and The Fortune Cookie (1966).

Thomas L. Miller was an American television producer and writer.

Miller’s seven-decade career began under Billy Wilder working as a dialogue coach on the films Irma la Douce (1963) and The Fortune Cookie (1966).

He made the move into television as assistant to William Self at 20th Century Fox, where they created the comedy Nanny and the Professor.  Miller then became the Vice President of Development at Paramount, bringing to television The Odd Couple and Love, American Style.

The promising executive went on to establish himself as a producer, co-founding multiple television production companies that were behind some of the most beloved shows of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s: Goodtime Girls, Bosom Buddies, Mork and Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, The Hogan Family and grounded ABC’s popular “TGIF” Friday comedy lineup with Full House, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step, and Family Matters.

In 2018, he shared a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Programming for Fuller House.

Miller died April 5, 2020, in Salisbury, Connecticut.  He was 79.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Children's Program - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Thomas L. Miller, Executive Producer
  • Fuller House
  • Netflix
  • Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television

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