Child actor turned TV producer Gene Reynolds has died at the age of 96. Starting in 1934, Reynolds fit in a 25 year acting career before he was 40. Turning his hand to direction and production, he and Larry Gelbart came up with the TV show M*A*S*H in 1972. It ran for eleven series, 5 of them with Reynolds at the helm, and was more humorous and less dark in those days. He went onto produce Lou Grant starring popular deadpool pick Ed Asner. In the 1990s he was executive producer of Blossoms and directed the odd TV episode including episodes of Lois and Clark. He was a unique pick for team Fireball, who are slowly burning through their team with 3 hits in a month.
4 April 1923 – 3 February 2020