Raymond Katz, Broadway Producer, Dead at 83

News   Raymond Katz, Broadway Producer, Dead at 83 Raymond Katz, a Broadway producer, TV producer and onetime stage manager, died March 23 in Los Angeles, according The New York Times.

Raymond Katz, a Broadway producer, TV producer and onetime stage manager, died March 23 in Los Angeles, according The New York Times.

Mr. Katz, who produced Broadway's Monday After the Miracle, a sequel to The Miracle Worker in 1982-83, was 83.

The New York City native was stage manager of the Capitol Theatre in New York City in 1943, and would go on to a career spanning the popular performing arts: Radio producer and program director, TV movie producer, film producer and TV series producer.

Among TV movies he produced was "The Miracle Worker" with Melissa Gilbert and Patty Duke. His syndication project for radio station WHN created such programs as "Maisie" with Ann Sothern, "Hardy Family" with Mickey Rooney and "Woman of the Year" with Bette Davis.

He was a producer of popular star packages on TV in the 1970s and early 1980s, creating "Donny and Marie," for example, and specials for Cher, Dolly Parton and others. He is survived by his wife, Barbara. -- By Kenneth Jones