Ted Bergmann, the producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts, died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his wife Beverly. He was 93.
Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to work in advertising, where he matched companies such as Coca-Cola and Colgate with entertainment properties. The group behind the Grammy Awards sought Bergmann’s help in 1962 to bring the ceremony to TV. He then produced the music awards show for seven years.
Bergmann served as president of the DuMont Television Network and televised early NFL games and live boxing. Other TV credits include “The Arthur Godfrey Show,” ”Love Thy Neighbor” and “Three’s Company.”
Besides his wife, Bergmann is survived by six children, two stepsons, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.