mark corwin

Daytime Emmy winner spent 14 years on top-rated syndie gameshow

Mark Corwin, who directed more than 2,000 episodes of “Wheel of Fortune,” died of cancer Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 65.

Corwin won a Daytime Emmy in 2011 for his work on the syndicated game show during the past 14 years.

“Wheel” exec producer Harry Friedman remember Corwin for his professionalism, devotedness and sense of humor.

“Mark made directing ‘Wheel of Fortune’ look easy and it’s no simple task,” Friedman said. “He loved this show and understood that the viewers have a  special bond with ‘Wheel,’ which he never took for granted.”

A native of Los Angeles, Corwin began his career as a stage manager before moving into the position of associate director on several NBC network shows, including “Hollywood Squares.” Other credits include “Password Plus,” “The New High Rollers,” “Card Sharks” and “Jeopardy!”.

Corwin is survived by his wife Robin, who he met while they were both working on “Wheel,” and two children.

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