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Television executive

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.

Background

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.

Career

Vice president, ABC, Inc., New 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, Beverly Hills, 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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Membership

Board of directors national Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Center Theatre Group Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles Music Center. Member board La QuintaArts Foundation, since 1991. Member Hollywood Radio and television Society (board directors), Academy television Arts and Sciences(Executive Committee), Metropolitan Museum Art, Museum Modern Art.

Connections

father:
Lawrence D. Pudney

mother:
Agnes (Hansen) Pudney