Robert Eggenweiler, retired production executive and location manager, died of heart failure Nov. 12 at his home in North Hollywood. He was 76. His death was only recently reported.
In the early 1950s, Eggenweiler joined Filmmakers Inc., a production company formed by Collier Young and Ida Lupino. Filmmakers produced several pictures in conjunction with Howard Hughes at RKO Studios. During this period, Eggenweiler received screen credit as production assistant, and later was upped to associate producer and treasurer.
Following World War II service in the navy, Eggenweiler moved to Los Angeles to work on the Warner Bros. lot. He later switched to Universal, where he worked on TV series including “Wagon Train,” “Cimmarron City” and “M Squad,” and was associate producer on such shows as “Nighwatch” and “Once Upon a Savage Night.”
In the late 1960s, Eggenweiler became associate producer to Robert Altman on such films as “Brewster McCloud,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Nashville” and “Buffalo Bill and the Indians.”
He also had many credits as a location manager.
Eggenweiler is survived by his wife, Maudie, a son, a daughter and a granddaughter.