Stanley Meyer

Stanley Meyer, executive producer and co-owner of the Emmy-winning TV series “Dragnet,” died Dec. 18 of heart failure at his home in Santa Monica. He was 85.

In addition to his TV production company Mark VII, which was involved with “Dragnet,” Meyer worked on the TV programs “Pete Kelly’s Blues,” Gunsmoke” and “Have Gun Will Travel” as chairman of Filmaster Ltd. Meyer received the Exhibitor Laurel Award for the motion picture version of “Dragnet” (1954), produced by Warner Bros.

Meyer was an intelligence officer during World War II, and was in charge of staging the official signing of the United Nations Charter by President Truman in San Francisco. Additionally, he assisted Nelson Rockefeller with the Latin American countries at the signing.

Meyer was also known for his work in the education of minority students and was honored with the Image Award from the NAACP.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, who served in the administration of L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley; a daughter, Patricia, a motion picture writer and producer; three sons, Michael, Peter, an entertainment manager, and John; and seven grandchildren.

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