Paul Junger Witt, ‘Golden Girls’ Producer, Dies at 77

His credits also include “Dead Poet’s Society,” “The Partridge Family” and “Blossom”

Last Updated: April 27, 2018 @ 1:43 PM

Paul Junger Witt, the TV producer whose credits include “The Golden Girls” and “Soap,” has died at the age of 77, according to media reports.

According to Variety, Witt passed away in Los Angeles on Friday following a long battle with cancer.

Through his company Witt/Thomas/Harris productions, run with producing partner Tony Thomas and wife Susan Harris, Witt was also behind such shows as “The Partridge Family,” “Benson,” “It’s a Living,” “Empty Nest” and “Blossom” from the 1970s through the ’90s.

On the film side, Witt also produced the Robin Williams drama “Dead Poets Society,” Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts” and 2011’s “A Better Life,” which earned an Oscar nomination for star Demián Bichir.

He is survived by Harris and five children.