Bonnie Bogard, reality and daytime television producer, died Jan. 27 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness. She was 47.
Bogard had spent the last several years at Bunim-Murray Prods., where she was vice president of creative affairs. Most recently co-executive producer of the syndicated reality daytime drama “Starting Over” and consulting producer on “The Simple Life,” she also supervised the long-running series “Road Rules” and helped create and cast “The Love Cruise” and the reality feature “The Real Cancun.”
A native of Brooklyn, Bogard was hired by Bunim-Murray co-founder Mary-Ellis Bunim as a production assistant on the soap “Search for Tomorrow.” Bogard eventually became a producer on that show as well as on “As the World Turns,” and won Emmys for both of them.
Moving from New York to Los Angeles, she became co-executive producer for “Superior Court” and “People’s Court.” She then joined Miller/Boyet Productions, where she produced several pilots and for five seasons produced the series “Full House.”
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She is survived by her daughter, mother and brother.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 1 in New York, and a memorial service is planned in Los Angeles.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Revlon Run/Walk for Women, P.O. Box 4059, Santa Monica, Calif., 90411.