Veteran Warner Bros. Television casting executive Barbara Miller died Sunday, Aug. 24, in Los Angeles of cancer. Her age wasn’t disclosed.
Miller, who joined Warner Bros. Television in 1976 (when it was Lorimar), was responsible for casting some of the most successful shows on television, including “ER,” “Friends,” “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” “Family Matters,” “Sisters” and “I’ll Fly Away,” as well as numerous telepics.
She received 10 Emmy nominations, including two this year for her work on “Friends” and “The West Wing,” and won four. She also won numerous Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America, as well as CSA’s Hoyt Bowers lifetime achievement award.
Miller is survived by two brothers.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hills Mortuary in Costa Mesa.
A memorial in Los Angeles is being planned by her family and friends, with additional details to be announced at a later date.
Donations in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society.