Gerald Adler

TV and Film exec

International TV and Film exec Gerald Adler died Oct. 11 in Los Angeles of complications from a brain hemorrhage. He was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Directors Guild of America, Theater 2, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

Adler graduated from Syracuse University and Yale Law School and served in the Army during WWII before beginning his industry career.

He brought TV programming and American films to international audiences and helped launch the successful “Disney on Parade” shows for NBC.

During his career he served as director of NBC International Enterprises and prexy of NBC Enterprises, managing director of Viacom Intl.; prexy, pay group TV for UIP and vice president of the theatrical and television division for the Motion Picture Export Assn.

He is survived by his wife, Kit, four children, five grandchildren, and his brother-in-law helmer/producer Gil Cates.

Donations may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 or the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax VA 22038.

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