Ron Weaver dies, leaving legacy as 'Bold and the Beautiful' producer(Read article summary)
Ron Weaver dies after serving as a longtime producer for the CBS soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' Ron Weaver also worked for the Children's Television Workshop, which developed popular children's shows like 'Sesame Street.'
He died in Los Angeles at the age of 75.
Weaver was born in Mishawaka, Ind., and served in the US Air Force Reserve before he went to study under acting teacher Lee Strasberg in New York. He later started working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, holding the title of director of operations and production services for the Children’s Television Workshop, which developed such popular children’s series as “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company.”
He joined “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a CBS soap opera, as an associate producer, then was promoted to senior producer and to vice-president of BBL, Inc., the part of Bell-Philip Productions that focuses on international distribution. Bell-Philip Productions is the company that releases “Bold” episodes.