TV producer worked with Smothers Brothers
TV producer Wendy Blair, who also worked for many years with the Smothers Brothers, died of cancer on April 14 in North Hollywood, Calif. She was 70.Born in Flushing, New York, she was the first female junior executive at CBS Television City in the mid-1950s. She worked as associate producer and producer on TV series including “Three’s Company,” “The Ropers” and “Three’s A Crowd” as well as variety shows and specials for companies including Dick Clark Productions and Sid and Marty Krofft Enterprises. Her producer credits include pilots and series such as “What a Country!” and “I Married Dora.” She later segued from working in production to serving as the manager of business operations for The Smothers Brothers and was active in this role until the beginning of 2009. She was a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America and was a founding member of the Association of Associate Producers (which later merged with the PGA). She is survived by a son, a daughter, a granddaughter and a sister. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 4940 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.