Thomas L. Miller, ‘Full House’, ‘Happy Days’ and Broadway producer, died 79

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Thomas L. Miller, prolific producer of Hollywood and Broadway, died at the age of 79.

Miller died on Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, of complications from heart disease, a spokesperson for the Miller family said on Wednesday, according to Associated Press and other media reports.

Miller is best known for working as a producer on the hit sitcoms “Family Matters”, “Laverne & Shirley”, “Happy Days”, “Full House” and more, according to IMDb.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, he also co-founded several television production companies, including one with Robert L. Boyett.

Thomas L. Miller died at the age of 79. (Frank Carroll / NBCU Photo Bank via AP)

Thomas L. Miller died at the age of 79. (Frank Carroll / NBCU Photo Bank via AP)

In 2008 Miller turned to Broadway, producing the musical “13” and later several other productions, including “Company” and “Mrs Doubtfire”, which were both due to open shortly after Broadway closed due rapid spread of coronavirus.

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Miller won a Tony in 2011 for his production work of “War Horse” and was nominated for an Emmy in 2018 for an exceptional children’s program for “Fuller House”, the follow-up to his hit “Full House”.

The cast of

The cast of “Full House”, one of Thomas L. Miller’s biggest blockbuster television shows.
(Getty)

Throughout his career, Miller has worked with Hollywood heavyweights such as Billy Wilder and Garry Marshall, brother of Penny Marshall, star of “Laverne & Shirley”.

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Miller also participated in the production of films, contributing to projects such as “Foul Play” in 1978 and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” in 1982.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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