Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: March 15, 1926
Date of Passing: November 13, 2020
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Walter C. Miller was an American television producer and director.

Miller began his television career in the late 1940s, when he went to work as a lighting director for the variety series The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour on NBC.

Into the 1950s and '60s, Miller's credits included Startime, The Bell Telephone Hour and Sing Along With Mitch. Miller later directed such television specials as the New Orleans Jazz Festival 1969, Johnny Cash and Friends, and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Walter C. Miller was an American television producer and director.

Miller began his television career in the late 1940s, when he went to work as a lighting director for the variety series The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour on NBC.

Into the 1950s and '60s, Miller's credits included Startime, The Bell Telephone Hour and Sing Along With Mitch. Miller later directed such television specials as the New Orleans Jazz Festival 1969, Johnny Cash and Friends, and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

In 1967, Miller received a substantial boost to his career when he was asked to co-direct The Belle of 14th Street, a Barbra Streisand special for CBS. Miller would continue to work with numerous music industry icons over the years, including Johnny Cash, Dick Clark, Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

Miller also made a name for himself as producer and director of televised awards shows, most prominently of the CMA (Country Music Association) Awards for 40 years. He also directed and produced the Emmy Awards, People's Choice Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Tony Awards, for which he received four of his five Emmys.

Miller was awarded the CMA President's Award in 2007, and two years later, he was honored with the CMA Irving Waugh Award of Excellence to celebrate his many years of service to the organization.

Miller died November 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 94.

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Awards & Nominations

19 Nominations | 5 Emmys
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