Thomas Miller Wiki – Thomas Miller Bio
Thomas L. Miller, who produced a series of hit television comedies that included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before starting a new chapter as a Broadway producer, died.
Thomas Miller Age
He was 79 years old.
Thomas Miller Work & Career
The Wisconsin native moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and began his Hollywood career in style, working for Billy Wilder during the four-year stint in which the famous director made “The Fortune Cookie” and “Irma la Douce.” Their friendship lasted until Wilder’s death in 2002. Miller worked at 20th Century Fox and Paramount Studios, where he developed shows including
“The Odd Couple” and “Love, American Style,” before striking out as an independent producer. He and his early business partner, Edward K. Milkis, worked with Garry Marshall on sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy.”
Miller and Milkis also produced films including “Silver Streak” and “Foul Play.”
After forming a production company with Robert L. Boyett, the pair co-created the Tom Hanks sitcom “Bosom Buddies” before joining with Lorimar Television (later Warner Bros. Television) to make “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers.”
Miller and Boyett, personal and professional partners for 40 years, produced Netflix’s “Fuller House”, a sequel to “Full House” that premiered in 2016 and will wrap up this year.
“Thomas Miller was born to entertain, infused with irrepressible passion and love for bringing joy to others through his life’s work,” including TV series that will “live long in the collective memory of fans around the world,” Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement.
In 2000, Miller moved east to work in theater, collaborating with Boyett on productions including “War Horse,” the 2011 Tony winner for best play, the Tony-nominated “Tootsie,” a current revival of “Company” and the upcoming “Mrs. Doubtfire.”
A private burial for Miller, whose survivors include Boyett, is to take place in his hometown of Milwaukee.
Thomas Miller Death & Cause
Miller died Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, from complications of heart disease, a spokeswoman for Miller’s family said Wednesday. (Frank Carroll/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)