Magazine article Variety

1935-2014: Malone Spanned All Aspects of TV Biz

Magazine article Variety

1935-2014: Malone Spanned All Aspects of TV Biz

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Nancy Malone, a groundbreaking and Kmmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.

Shortly after producing her first TV movie, "Winner Take All," starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox's TV department as director of TV development. She was named VP of television in the mid-1970s. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.

Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite, and continued acting even after doing so.

She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and established Lilac Prods, in 1975 to produce TV films. …

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