ALLEN M. POTTER

Allen M. Potter, an Emmy-winning TV daytime serial producer, died in Stuart, Fla., June 5 of cancer. He was 75.

As a young man, the Plainfield, N.J., native studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Martha Graham and Sanford Meisner, but soon found his niche as a director and eventually as a producer.

During his 35-year career, Potter produced such TV shows as “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “How to Survive a Marriage, “Brighter Day,” “The Aldridge Family” and “We the People.”

He received three Emmy Awards as an executive producer, one for “The Doctors” and two for “The Guiding Light.”

Potter also served in the Army during WWII and was decorated with a bronze star.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and sister.

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