Robert Silberling, ‘Baywatch’ Producer and Father of Brad Silberling, Dies at 79

Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer or executive producer on a number of telepics including “Outback Bound,””Dream Breakers,” “The Gift of Love” and finally “The Face on the Milk Carton” in 1995.
Earlier Silberling had produced documentaries including “Nine From Little Rock” (1964) and “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums” (1965) under the aegis of the U.S. Information Agency before eventually becoming an executive at ABC and then CBS.
In addition to Brad Silberling, director of “Casper,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Land of the Lost,” and Brad’s wife, actress Amy Brenneman, Robert Silberling is survived by his wife, Joyce, and daughter Tracey.
A public memorial will be held Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.

More TV

  • Laura Linney to Make London Stage

    Laura Linney to Make London Stage Debut in 'My Name Is Lucy Barton'

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner

    Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner Bros. Executive (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • Peak TV Saturation TV Placeholder

    TV Writers, Actors Push for Pay Parity With Anonymous Survey via Google Doc

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • CBS Orders Greg Berlanti Drama Pilot

    CBS Orders Greg Berlanti Drama Pilot 'God Friended Me'

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Oscars flub reaction

    TV News Roundup: Jimmy Kimmel Needs Therapy After Best Picture Flub in New Oscars Promo (Watch)

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • Kylie Bunbury Game Night

    'Get Christie Love' Reboot Starring Kylie Bunbury Scores ABC Pilot Order

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

  • Jane Fonda Megyn Kelly

    'The View' Slams Megyn Kelly for Jane Fonda Remarks (Watch)

    Robert Silberling, a co-executive producer and supervising executive on “Baywatch” and the father of director Brad Silberling, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 79 and had long fought Lou Gehrig’s disease. In addition to his work on about a dozen episodes of the hugely popular “Baywatch” around 1990, Robert Silberling was producer, supervising producer […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content