Judith Schlosser is the wife of Herbert Schlosser.
Herbert Schlosser, a long-serving NBC executive who oversaw the creation of Saturday Night Live, died at his Manhattan home.
Herbert Schlosser was 95 years old and his wife Judith Schlosser is 83-85 years old.
The couple has 2 children together.
Judith Schlosser And Herbert Schlosser
Herbert Schlosser suvived by her wife Judith Schlosser.
Schlosser started his legal career as a corporate lawyer at Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon in New York, where he initially worked on television projects.
In 1960, he joined the NBC Television Network’s corporate affairs department, where he personally negotiated the contracts that brought Johnny Carson from ABC to NBC to host “The Tonight Show.”
In 1973, Schlosser was designated president of the NBC Television Network, and in 1974, he was named president of NBC Corporation. He was also chosen C.E.O. of NBC three years later. Schlosser aided the careers of Flip Wilson, Diahann Carroll, and Redd Foxx, among others, while at NBC.
Schlosser collaborated with Dick Ebersol, NBC’s then-head of late-night entertainment, who engaged Lorne Michaels to produce the show, which debuted on October 11, 1975.
How Did Herbert Schlosser Die?
He died on August 6, 2021, at the age of 95, in Manhattan, New York. Schlosser’s wife Judith confirmed the news on Friday.
The following is a statement from NBC. The statement read, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Herb Schlosser. His ingenuity, creativity and integrity as president and CEO of NBC during the ’70s made an indelible mark on the network and its legacy, including bringing Johnny Carson to ‘The Tonight Show’ and helping to shape what ultimately became ‘Saturday Night Live.’”
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