Fred Silverman

American television network executive and producer

Fred Silverman (September 13, 1937 – January 30, 2020) was an American television executive and producer. He worked as an executive at all of the Big Three television networks, ABC, CBS and NBC. He produced Scooby-Doo (1969–present), All in the Family (1971–1979), The Waltons (1972–1981), and Charlie's Angels (1976–1981).[1] He was born in New York City.

Silverman died on January 30, 2020 of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 82.[2]


  1. "The Man with the Golden Gut". TIME. September 5, 1977. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  2. "Fred Silverman, TV Executive Who Led Programming at ABC, CBS and NBC, Dies at 82". Variety. January 30, 2020.

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