Emmy-winning producer and director was 78 – Deadline

Harry Kooperstein, a director and producer who won 17 local Emmy Awards, including eight for his work on Live from the Hollywood Bowl broadcast, died March 30 in Palm Desert, California. He was 78 years old and no cause of death was given in a Desert Sun media report.

Kooperstein produced news bulletins for KCOP-TV and musical specials on Miss Saigon and Kiss of the spider woman for the Ahmanson Theater, and also produced the Hollywood Christmas Parade. In addition, he was governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Born Hillel ben Yaakov on April 11, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio, he attended Ohio State University. specialization in music. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, one son, Charles (Chuck) Gardner, and sister Laine Kooperstein Beim.

Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to City of hope. Click on “Make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one (tribute gift)” in the left column and enter Harry Kooperstein’s name. You can also send your donations by mail to: City of Hope, attention Cheryl Sannes, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010. Please write: “In Memory of Harry Kooperstein” in the memo line.

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