Ron Baham

Ron Andrew Baham, director of current programming for Walt Disney Television, died Saturday following a lengthy battle with AIDS. He was 33.

During his six-year tenure with Disney, he oversaw production on numerous series including “Home Improvement,” “Life’s Work,” “Brotherly Love,” “Unhappily Ever After,” “Buddies,” “Empty Nest” and “Blossom.”

Born in Los Angeles, Baham graduated from UCLA in 1986 and began his entertainment career in the agents’ training program at Creative Artists Agency in the late 1980s.

Baham joined Disney in 1991, supervising the Disney Studios Fellowship Program where he served as the liaison between the television and feature divisions at the studio.

He was promoted to manager of current programming and soon was elevated to director.

Baham is survived by his parents, Essie and Marx, two brothers and his grandmother.

Private memorial service is pending.

Family suggests donations in Baham’s name be made to an AIDS charity of the donor’s choice.

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