Producer-Director Stockton Briggle Dies at 79

Stockton Briggle, a theater and television producer-director whose credits included the 1987 miniseries “The Alamo,” has died. He was 79.

Briggle died March 22 in Beverly Hills after a long battle with cancer.

In television, Briggle’s work included the NBC miniseries “The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory” starring James Arness, Brian Keith, Alec Baldwin, Raul Julia and David Ogden Stiers. He also produced the 1989 Marlee Matlin starrer “A Bridge to Silence” and 1992’s “Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story.” He also produced and directed episodes of the 1980s ABC daytime serial “Capitol.”

His career also ranged from producing concerts for Ethel Merman and Constance Towers to directing Rock Hudson in a stage production of “Camelot” and Dick Van Dyke in “Damn Yankees.” In the 1970s he ran a production company with partner Steven Willig that was known for its work with stars including Fannie Flagg, Brenda Vaccaro, James Farentino, Chita Rivera, Eve Arden, Martha Raye, Eartha Kitt and Imogene Coca.

A native of Texas, Briggle worked in New York before moving to Beverly Hills in the early 1980s

Later in his career, Briggle was active as an interior designer and as a culinary lecturer.

He is survived by his husband, Mark Tillman-Briggle, and three brothers.

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