Wilt Haff, Former TV Executive at Warner Bros., Dies at 85

Wilt Haff - S 2015
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He also worked for Columbia-TriStar and Lorimar before retiring in 1999.

Wilt Haff, a television business affairs executive at Lorimar and Warner Bros. in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Oct. 6 in Plainfield, Ill. He was 85.

Haff joined Lorimar as a director in 1980 and advanced through the ranks to become senior vp business affairs at Warner Bros. Television (Lorimar was acquired by Warner Communications in 1989). He retired in 1999.

Among the shows that Haff worked on during his career were Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Gabriel’s Fire and Sisters. In addition to his work on series, he handled talent negotiations for the Warner Bros.-based Wolper Organization, which specialized in made-for-television movies.

Haff, a native of Butte, Mont., also worked in business affairs at Columbia-TriStar Television.

Survivors include his husband and companion of 34 years, Edward; brother-in-law Anthony; sister-in-law Judith; nephew Bryan; and niece Lynn.

A funeral was held on Oct. 11 in Plainfield.