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Longtime TV producer and agent Frank Konigsberg died Saturday after a battle with leukemia, WME announced. He was 83.
Konigsberg produced all of Bing Crosby’s television specials as well as several telefilms and miniseries for HBO and Showtime. He was nominated for nine Emmy Awards for his work on such memorable fare as The Guyana Tragedy, The Last Don, The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Children of the Dust.
Konigsberg also executive produced feature films including 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) and Paris Trout (1991).
Konigsberg graduated from Yale and Yale Law School before going on to work for CBS as a lawyer. He then moved to International Famous Agency, where he ran the TV packaging department and as an agent represented Crosby.
In 1974, IFA acquired Creative Management Associates to form ICM, and Konigsberg became the agency’s second-largest shareholder.
He launched the Konigsberg Co. in 1975, then sold it to Telepictures Productions eight years later, becoming president of Telepictures. After a merger with Lorimar, he departed to create the company Konigsberg Sanitsky with Larry Sanitsky, and they continued to produce movies and miniseries for television.
He is survived by his wife, Susanne.
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