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Gary Laurence Pudney

Gary Laurence Pudney, American television executive. Recipient Helena T. Deveraux Memorial award, 1985, Humanitarian award National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 1986, Gift of Love award National Center Hyperactive Children, 1988, Winner award Excellence The Los Angeles Film Advisory Board.


  • Pudney, Gary Laurence was born on July 20, 1934 in Minneapolis. Son of Lawrence D. and Agnes (Hansen) Pudney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1956.


    • Vice president ABC, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1968. Vice president, senior executive in charge of specialists and talent ABC Entertainment, 1979-1989. President The Gary L. Pudney Company, Beverly Hills, California, since 1988.

      Chief operating officer Paradigm Entertainment, 1989-1992. Xec. producer World Music Awards, ABC-television, 1993, World's Greatest Magic, NBC-television, since 1994, Grand Illusions, 1994, Caesar's World Entertainment, 1994-1995, Lance Burton and Houdini, NBC-television, 1995, Champions of Magic, ABC-television, 1996, Hidden Secrets of Magic, NBC-television, 1996, 30th Anniversary, Ceasars Palace-ABC, Happy Birthday Elizabeth-A Celebration of Life.


    • Executive producer for United Cerebral Palsy Aspen and Lake Tahoe Pro-Celebrity Tennis Festivals, 4 years, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project Los Angeles Dinner, 1985, The 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Music Center.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Board directors national Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Center Theatre Group Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles Music Center. Member board La Quinta Arts Foundation, since 1991. Member Hollywood Radio and television Society (board directors), Academy television Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Metropolitan Museum Art, Museum Modern Art.
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    Born July 20, 1934
    • 1956
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1968
      Vice president, American Broadcasting Company
    • 1979 - 1989
      vice president, executive in charge of specialists and talent American Broadcasting Company Entertainment
    • 1979 - 1989
      senior, executive in charge of specialists and talent American Broadcasting Company Entertainment
    • 1988
      president, The Gary L. Pudney Company
      Beverly Hills, California, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      chief operating officer, Paradigm Entertainment