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director , Producer , Broadcasting executive

Gene Leonard Weed, American broadcasting executive, television producer/director. President Toluca Lake Little League, North Hollywood, 1974. Served as corporal United States Army, 1958-1960. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Film Institute, Academy television Arts and Sciences, Country Music Association, Academy Country Music (president 1985-1988).

Background

Weed, Gene Leonard was born on April 12, 1935 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Leonard Joseph and Cyril Audrey (Durett) Weed.

Education

Student, North Texas State University, 1955.

Career

Disc jockey various radio stations, Texas and California, 1952-1968. Television host ABC-television program Shivaree, Los Angeles, 1963-1965. Television producer, director The Film Factory, Hollywood, California, 1968-1979, Dick Clark Productions, Burbank, since 1979.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer/director television commercial Old House, 1969, industrial film Swift & Company, 1975, television special Ray Charles: A Man and His Soul 40th Anniversary, 1983. Host, interviewer recording album Class of '55 (Grammy award 1986). Producer, director various award and telethon shows.

Membership

President Toluca Lake Little League, North Hollywood, 1974. Served as corporal United States Army, 1958-1960. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Film Institute, Academy television Arts and Sciences, Country Music Association, Academy Country Music (president 1985-1988).

Clubs: Lakeside Country (North Hollywood).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf.

Connections

Married Carol Combs, August 6, 1958 (divorced 1971). Children: Kent, Kym, Julie, Adam. Married Antoinette Marie Menees, September 4, 1976.

1 child, Tyler Eugene.

father:
Leonard Joseph Weed

mother:
Cyril Audrey (Durett) Weed

spouses:
Carol Combs

Antoinette Marie Menees

children:
Kent Weed

Kym Weed

Julie Weed

Adam Weed

Tyler Eugene Weed