TV Producer F.A. Miller Dies at 79

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Furman Alton Miller (F.A.), a production manager and producer on TV series, including “Moonlighting” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” died Tuesday at the USC/Verdugo Hills hospital from complications associated with multiple sclerosis. He was 79.

Over a period of 33 years, Miller worked on more than 50 TV shows and features, including “Freedom Road,” “The Chisholms,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “Demon Knight,” “House on Haunted Hill” and “The Defenders.”

Born in Mishawaka, Ind., Miller moved with his family to Arizona in the late 1940s. He attended Arizona State College before taking a job at Arizona Public Service and eventually moving to Los Angeles, where he started working at the Hollywood Stage as a stage hand.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, June Buzbee Miller; sons J. David Miller and Darin Miller; and two grandchildren.

A celebration of Miller’s life will be held in the near future.

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  1. Error says:

    The play was hailed as “the most important and successful night” in Hebbel-Theater in Berlin. It was said that “it was impossible to get the audience to leave the theatre”

  2. Miguel Mora says:

    Almost 40 years ago I was fortunate to spend a summer at home with his family. It was a memorable holiday. Both FA and June and their children hosted me as one more than his family. A great man, friendly, generous and endearing. I think that all will miss him. My condolences to his family.

  3. Alan Katz says:

    F.A. was a lovely man, a real pro and an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew when to be hard (epitomized by the ‘What Part of No Don’t You Understand’ poster that hung on his office wall) and when to indulge the whimsy that was such an essential part of his makeup. As one of the ‘Tales From The Crypt’ brain trust, I was fortunate both to learn a great deal from F.A. and to be on the receiving end of his warmth and puckishness. He will be missed and then some.

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