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Robert Halmi Sr. dies; produced 'Neverland,' 'Dinotopia,' 200 TV projects
Robert Halmi Sr. dies; produced 'Neverland,' 'Dinotopia,' 200 TV projects

Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi Sr., has died.  Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick.  The Hungarian-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such publications as Life and Sports Illustrated.  But in a mid-career switch in the mid-1960s, he turned to moving pictures. During the next half-century he produced more than 200 programs and miniseries for television.  His specialty was family-friendly entertainment, with TV projects including “The Josephine Baker Story,” the Bette Midler-starring “Gypsy,” “Merlin,”...

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