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RIP David Wolper, producer of "Roots" and "Welcome Back Kotter"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    First Ted Stevens and Rosty, and now famous producer David L. Wolper. Wolper died last night at age 82. He produced "Roots", "Willy Wonka", and other movies and television programs.

    I remember as a kid watching a special he did back in the 60's about the Long Family dynasty in Louisiana. It was the first time I heard about Huey, Earl, and Russell Long.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38662393
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Death comes in 3, part #1,234: RIP David Wolper

    So what if he cast David Soul in the Bogart role in the Casablanca TV series? Roots was probably the most profound TV program ever.
     
  3. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Re: Death comes in 3, part #1,234: RIP David Wolper

    Another one of his highlights:

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  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Re: Death comes in 3, part #1,234: RIP David Wolper

    Death always comes in threes.

    Because the number of dead people increases all the time.

    So, eventually that number will be divisible by 3.

    Or 2. Or 5. Or 7. Or 163.
     
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    That guy was really forward thinking.
    RIP, David Wolper
     
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